Boss is outside, sitting on a swing. He fantasizes an image of Bijou in the sun and the image repeats an old line of Bijou's about Boss being like a brother to her. Boss is finding that hard to believe. He feels that she thinks that he's boring. It's very hot out and he decides to go and find someplace cool, but just then Auntie Viv shows up, filled with energy as usual. Boss can't believe how energetic she is on a hot day. She tells him that she's heading for the ocean. She talks about sand and big picnic baskets being romantic and this gives Boss an idea. Over at Laura's house, Laura and her family are planning a trip to the beach. Laura talks about how much better she is at swimming than she used to be. Kana's there and they invite her to come along. Kana suggests that it would be best to invite her Dad, as there's apparently going to be free food around. Hamtaro provides a funny image of him sneaking into the trunk, but says it would be best if he didn't, as the ham-hams are going to be sneaking in. Hamtaro takes the news about the trip to the clubhouse. Pashmina's excited, as she wants to collect seashells for craft projects in the winter. Howdy, looking for a way to get together with Pashmina, says that he knows a lot about shells. It seems to work at first, but then he blows it by going into a long routine involving a bunch of plays on the word "shell." He laughs at his own joke, but none of the ham-hams laugh, so he tries to enlist the audience's support. Boss then announces big plan for some water fun with Bijou. The ham-hams don't really believe him, but he says that the only reason he got seasick last time was because it wasn't hot out yet. He tells Bijou that he's her "fun in the sun" and dons a wild outfit and starts playing his ukelele. The ham-hams can't believe that he would wear such an outfit in public, nor can they believe his awful singing. Later on, Boss is out on his own, talking to himself by the lake. He's trying to think of a plan, as he knows that he'll get queasy the second he hits the sea. The ham-hams overhear him and decide to help him. They try to simulate what things will be like on the sea, in the hopes of him getting over his fear. When it doesn't work at first, they try to get him on the river to make it more realistic. Instead, they end up causing him to fall out of the teacup they set up and then he gets seasick. Maxwell comes up with a new idea. If Boss just uses willpower, he can overcome the problem. And to help out, none of them will mention seasickness or any variation on it. Boss says that it's great and he feels like a new ham. The day of the trip finally comes and on the way there, Laura and Kana joke about whether Brandy will go swimming, while Bijou cracks her own line about "hair" conditioning. At the beach, Laura is excited about having a race with her father. However, he seems to have disappeared. Boss has done a little disappearing too, but he eventually shows up and shows the ham-hams a contraption that he made. It's a miniature yacht. Bijou had wanted to ride on one. The ham-hams are a bit dubious about this. Howdy figures that Boss must have gotten help from Panda and also says that hams and water don't mix. Laura, Laura's Mom and Kana finally find Laura's Dad. He's volunteered to help the staff at a seaside restaurant called "Beach House." It's a busy day, but the owners' kids, who would normally help them, all have to be elsewhere. Meanwhile, Brandy, ends up overheating. Fortunately, the helpful restaurant staff are able to diagnose the problem and get him into the shade to cool off. Boss finally takes Bijou on their big sailing trip and does well at first. But then he sees a seagull and that gets him thinking of the sea and then seasickness. As he gets all dizzy and sick, he ends up poking a hole in their vessel, causing it to start sinking. Bijou's in a panic and Boss is too sick to know what to do. The ham-hams don't know what to do at first either, but then they see Brandy. Brandy bravely heads into the water and rescues the scared Bijou and sick Boss. On the shore, Boss is beside himself. He doesn't know how he's ever going to make it up to Bijou for putting her in such danger. But Bijou's already forgiven him. Laura's Dad finally finishes helping at the restaurant and Laura gets to prove just how good her swimming skills have gotten, by having a race with him and winning. At home that evening, Laura reflects on her Dad: she never knew that he could do dishes! She thinks he's a "natural." She thinks it's too bad that Hamtaro wasn't able to come to the beach, but she did bring him back some seashells.moreless
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