Things People Do in Marin when It Gets Hot…really hot.
Just a few days ago (yes it seems hard to remember now that the fog has rolled in) it was hot enough to use a well worn cliche…fry an egg on the street. Yes, indeed, it was hot! 103 degrees in some spots in Marin. So what is a Marinite to do?
Get wet of course. The only drawback is that (a) there’s a drought and (b) there are hardly any (legal) swimming spots in Marin and certainly, I don’t have many complaints about Marin but my one persistent gripe is the lack of public natural swimming spots. Luckily, the water is still plentiful at the Inkwells. The what?
Although they’re too small to actually swim in, you can immerse yourself which is like heaven on a hot day. Check out The Inkwells (yes, they do look a bit like actual inkwells- a bit bigger of course) part of Samuel P. Taylor National Park out along Sir Francis Drake on your way to Pt. Reyes out of Fairfax and in the San Geronimo Valley. Blink an eye and you’ll pass right by them so check out this link and some more detailed info and history to find these hidden gems along the side of the road. And yes, the dog is welcome too to jump in a cool off too.