I devote much of my time to walking the magnificent beaches that define this part of the Atlantic coastline.  Gone are the sunbathers of summer, with their beach chairs, their overloaded coolers, and their colorful umbrellas.  This is now a place where one can find solitude, a place where memory deepens, a place where I can seemingly reenter the womb of nature.

While I often walk these beaches with someone, I also spend a great deal of time walking alone.  Some might find this a lonely enterprise, but I do not.  Indeed, I find myself in complete agreement with that fine writer and lover of the sea who once wrote : " The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive.  It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's a stimulating loneliness."