Stinson Beach is only about an hour away, and on this mid-week afternoon in early October, the beach was expansive and the crowd sparse. The sun, sand, and waves were good medicine.
A couple of camp-chairs, a bottle of wine (and maybe a cookie..), and some light reading:
With my belly-oven, I only needed to cover myself up when we went for a walk in the wind.
This guy was fun! He caught the ball in the air every time!