It seems like a long walk out to the beach at Great Island, but if you pace yourself and enjoy looking at the marsh grass and the barn swallows, it's not too bad.
After walking along the grass for a distance you cross through the cut-out in the dunes and come over the hill and then onto a hill with a view that is out of this world.
Long, flat, blue for as far as you can see...with sand bars and warm warm water - perfect for skim boarding.
The silence and sea and sky are surreal.
But you may not be able to dig your umbrella into the sand - so don't forget your sunblock.
The sand bar is only there for a few hours.
Then you'll have to pack your things and wade across to the beach.
If you wait too long you're wet up to your waist - and then the walk will seem a little longer.
Have a tall, cool gin and tonic when you get home.
The baby will cook you some dinner....