It was the first full day of autumn, and it seemed only appropriate that we should play hooky by going to the beach and soaking up the vestiges of summer rays. The air was calm and the temperature a balmy 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 C). And best of all for two introverts, we pretty much had the beach to ourselves.
We have our ocean-side excursions down to a science. We plan our arrival for an hour or two after high tide. As the water recedes, it sweeps away all the debris, as though the beach was just swept clean.
We didn’t see any dolphins or seals on this outing, but the waterfowl were abundant.