Shirley and I went to the beach for a relaxing Saturday afternoon. One of the nice things about wearing a costume is getting an idea about how a person might feel in these garments. And sometimes we learn that some of our preconceived notions are wrong. For example, the notion that a corset is uncomfortable and regular life is impossible in it is WRONG. My preconceived notion that a bathing suit that goes from neck to knee would be hot turned out to be incorrect. Granted, it wasn’t one of our more blazing hot days but it was warm. And I was not roasting alive. I was quite comfortable. In fact, I was more comfortable than in a bathing suit. Sand was not in places it shouldn’t be. I was not checking to see if the girls and behind were staying contained in the suit. I didn’t have acres of skin cooking away in the sun. And Shirley, after getting her suit wet, found it dried in a most cooling fashion. Now, on with the photos.