Monday, August 20, 2012

Coastal Living

Snow's Cut on a Winter Evening,
Photo © 2012, Susan E. Hance
Coastal living has a flavor that's different from inland places. A different pace. As the bumper sticker says, "Slow down, this is not the mainland." 

I like the pace and others do too. They visit, go home and pack, move here and take up the lifestyle.

In the coastal towns I've visited all over the US and in other countries, people living on saltwater share some similarities.

We have sand in our shoes (and hair and houses), a wide assortment of beach equipment, coolers and sunscreen, and an easy-going spirit.

We know going kayaking at high tide is good and a hurricane coming in on high tide and a full moon is bad.  We know summer's the time to hear laughing gulls go crazy and winter can be the best time to catch a mango-colored sunset.

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