You’ve packed your bags for the beach. You’ve got the hats, the sunscreen, the bathing suits, the trashy novels, pails and shovels. And it’s raining.
You get to the cottage, and it’s raining. What do you do?
For one thing, many cottages up for rent include libraries of books, videos, and board games. So, don’t be surprised if you find yourself a little giddy at the first drum of thunder, the first tap of rain on the windowpane. Because there’s nothing cozier than lazing around in a cottage by a lake on a rainy day.
Pull out the Scrabble board. Go to the local store and rent the latest chick flick. Sit back and read that trashy novel, and take in the country smells – the trees, flowers, cottage cedar – all rendered even more potent by the rain.
If you find yourself getting stir-crazy and up for adventure, check out the local indoor tourist attractions: museums, sports centres, libraries, movie theatres, restaurants, libraries and art galleries. See if there are any local artists offering workshops, any theatres or concert halls offering live shows. And, of course, shop!
Most small towns offer wonderful antiquing opportunities, unique and trendy clothing stores, and one-of-a-kind crafts. Rainy days are, indeed, the perfect time to pick up souvenirs for loved ones back home.
So, basically, if you’re caught in the rain at the cottage, don’t despair. Make the most of it. Enjoy…!