We decided to take the afternoon off today; we hopped in the car and drove down to the beach.
We can do that here.
It's February, and it's 70° degrees out. It's the perfect afternoon for a walk on the beach. We walked along the boardwalk for awhile, but the lure of the waves is strong. We scrambled down the hill, climbed over some driftwood, and flirted with the tide. After awhile we found the stairs we were supposed to take; we just looked at each other and laughed. Climbing down the hill is more fun than taking the stairs.
Good news: there are still moonstones laying around on the sand in Moonstone Bay.
In the interest of full disclosure, they're really feldspar, and they're not gem quality. They're also very tiny. But they're definitely there, and I collected a nice handful.
After our walk, we decided that we weren't quite ready to call it a day, so we stopped at a beachfront cafe for dinner. This was the view from our table on the patio; yes, it was still warm enough to eat outside.
Life is very, very good.