We got up early to go for a walk on Drake’s Beach on the Point Reyes Peninsula in California. The parking lot was empty when we arrived, and we should have known to keep our shoes on when the only people we saw, a ranger and a volunteer, were dressed from head to toe in toasty clothing. No matter, we took off our shoes so we could dip our own toes in the Pacific Ocean. By the time we’d walked for half an hour, the toes didn’t matter – we couldn’t feel them anymore, because it was so cold. Beautiful, though.
By the time we got back to the car, the sun had broken through, we could feel our toes again, and I was happy, but ready to get back to the warmth of our cabin.