Once upon a time W and I went to the beach once a week. That dropped to once a month until eventually it had been a few years since we went to the beach. We live a bit less than two hours from the coast. Last month we decided to take a day off and head out. It was an inexpensive trip as we packed our food and did no other shopping. It was just us on the beach. W spent the time fishing while I read and wrote a couple of letters.
The weather was absolutely perfect. The beach was practically empty since we chose to go after schools had started back. Aside from us there were a couple of families with very young children and some retired folks.
Just like at home I seem to attract an animal of some sorts. This crab came by to visit me.
Hopefully we can make a yearly beach visit a tradition. It did us both good to get away just for a day and relax!