You have to be tough to swim up in the ocean in Maine but after your legs numb out, it gets easier. The kids became addicted to skim boarding and may turn into surfers. I tried a couple of times and did not break an ankle, which is no small thing. I also did not skim so much as kerplunk. We ate lobster rolls galore and visited a great down home "wildlife kingdom" in York. The kids rode a camel and I went on a rogue Ferris Wheel....very fast and loose, she was:)
In the end, in the words of my sage son, we spent a week "soaking up the awesome."