Summer walks to the lake

Summer days in South of France can get really hot. Sometimes they also get rainy and not so hot, but that's another story. 
Yesterday was one of those hot, stuffy, unbreathable days and guess what we decided to do...? 
We went shopping. In a city. With no air. Tons of people. Sticky clothes. 
Clever people we are.
Anyway, my point is, I wish I'd rather spent my day in the pool instead, and then walked the dogs to the lake later in the evening.. for example. 
That's what we normally do..but I guess yesterday was not one of those days...