My grandchild and friends who visit in the summer enjoy riding miles and miles on the shore. It feels as though they are in a movie, John Wayne at the head of the posse, as they make their ways through canyons and caves and river beds looking for outlaws, the Billy-the-Kid types who'd surely are waiting behind those outcrops.
Yes, temperatures in the low 70's; sun shining; sand warming our toes; horses and riders enjoying the outdoors.
If you only visit in summer, you have just missed the most important lesson in life: things are never just what they appear!
These shores take a beating in the winter months. Hurricane-force winds beat the shore with such violence and force that nobody, not a single animal will survive out there. Pelicans and sea-gulls and other shore bird are scattered in town, finding themselves in somebody's wood pile. Winter is bitter cold and violent. Many roofs are destroyed by flying debris.
It rains over 80 inches a year.
It rains for seven months.
Most people must take vitamin D supplements.
When we dream, we dream of sunshine and bare legs.
Very few people live here.