Truth be told, I’m not really a beach person.  I like the idea of the beach, of idyllic frolicking in cool water and soft sand, of sitting and contemplating sky and sea, of making sand castles and collecting shells.  But the reality is sitting exposed in the full, hot sun, with sand sticking to sun-block-covered skin, trying to get tender-skinned babies to keep hats on. 

So early in the day and short doses is the key.  But the photos look good, anyway….