It took a few weeks longer than usual.
But this morning, lifeguard chairs were back at Compo Beach.
Soon — in a scene very familiar to former Compo guard Kathie Motes Bennewitz, who watched with joy and gratitude — training took place.
The only difference between now and years past was the face masks.
Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, July 1), lifeguards will staff Compo and Burying Hill beaches from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Everyone into the water!