As a kid, I wondered why my parents were so exhausted after a day at the beach. As an adult, I can tell you: it is very tiring.
I had a wonderful day with my family though- we spent the day looking at shells and taking pictures, even though it was both rainy and cold! It is barely 9:30 and I'm already curled up and ready for sleep and nightly television show. I've started watching Ally Mcbeal on Netflix, and it is surprisingly not awful. Quite enjoyable actually! And the perfect way to wind down after a long but fun day like this.