Well, I managed to successfully sneak off to the beach yesterday. I was only called three times in the course of about two hours while I was there. Not too shabby. The sand is soft and in some places squeaks when you walk on it. In others near the top of the water line, you can sink about 4 inches in when you walk though it.
Too bad it's almost always overcast here. Perhaps that will change when the dry season ends. There are clouds most afternoons that, anywhere else I have lived, portend coming rain. Here, it just stays cloudy.