There was a Pool
Peak Pandemic Summer on the Cape. Desperation. Wealthy city folk snapping up every rental property from Newfoundland to Hilton Head. Prices through the roof.
Going crazy stuck in our house for months. Must go somewhere. Must make it worth our while. Must have a pool. Must pay through the nose.
Searching and searching. Houses with pools approaching $10,000 for a week. Ridiculous.
I don’t remember how I came upon the house we wound up renting in between Sheep and Long Ponds in Brewster, but it was fortuitous. It wasn’t a true rental property in an sense, but rather some family’s house that they were leaving for a week. It was plenty big and comfortable, but it was weird. Too much carpet and, most notably, no air conditioning.
Lack of AC on the Cape isn’t usually a big deal, but it pushed 100 degrees the week of our visit and was quite miserable. BUT! It had a great pool! This was nice since we literally did nothing all week but sit in the pool, watch Marvel movies, and read. But we didn’t work, so that was good. Oh, and Calvin and I went to the beach a few times.
2020 was just not a good year. Below are almost every single picture I took that week.