beach Archive

The Year of the Islands

February 1, 2012

in beach, Fiji, Hawaii, tasmania, vacation

There seems to be more hype around this Chinese New Year than previous ones. The Year of the Dragon is a powerful force, if you believe in this sort of thing, and I know two couples thrilled to birth little dragon babies in coming months. This is also supposed to be an amazing year for […]

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A Memory of Mexico

August 8, 2011

in beach, family, memories, vacation

My family mostly vacationed up and down the East Coast throughout my childhood. Long weekends in Cape May, road trips to Disney World, days at my aunt and uncle’s rental home in the Pocono Mountains — we went somewhere every summer. I expected the summer of 1996, the last before high school started, to be […]

The Lighthouses of Australia

July 26, 2011

in beach, family, lighthouses, new jersey

My mother loves lighthouses. She adored the Barnegat Lighthouse, in southern Ocean County, NJ, which we could see from across the bay at Island Beach State Park, and the Cape May Lighthouse at the very tip of the state. The way she lit up at the sight of these coastal towers spawned many birthday and […]

Where’s Your Niche?

June 29, 2011

in beach, settling down

Where is your place in this vast world? How do you find a way to anchor yourself when you are away from all you know, geographically or in another sense? Where’s your niche? These tiny shells seem to have it down. They huddle together in their little spots, protected from the waves, from predators, from […]