i (finally) made it to the beach and with 2! cameras; hasselblad (thanks kathy!) and digital baby. 
i still am terrified of the pacific ocean. i think it's because i read the book Unbroken, which happened here and i can't stop thinking about louie and his journey. 
or that creepy things in general come from the pacific ocean. 
the rough, choppy waves, the dark dramatic color, the freezing cold temperature, the creamy california sun setting over malibu and even some whale spotting all make for a memories well spent at the beach.