I missed two days walking down the beach because conditions were too difficult. On Monday, I tried, but made it only a block. The snow was saturated with water. 16 centimeters of snow on top and 4 centimeters of slush and water. You get the picture. I stepped into a snow-covered gully and soaked my feet.
I decided making it all the way to beach one wasn’t in the cards, so I retreated to Shore Lane (the street that runs parallel), walked as far as 13th street, and then packed it in and turned around.
This is unsolicited but I need to plug Merrell footware – https://www.merrell.com/. It’s not Merrill’s fault I stepped into deep water in a running shoe. Amazingly, even after freezing my feet, I could still walk for another 30 minutes comfortably. I’m a fan of Merrell for sure. I suspect there is some science behind this. This is my go to winter walking shoe.
The temperatures are not an issue this week. In fact, the colder the better most days. The challenge this week was warm temperatures, wet snow and too much water.