The beach in November

The beach in November is beautiful. The clear autumn light makes everything glow. As you walk, wrapped in a fleece and nearly alone on the white sand, the full moon rises in the afternoon sky. You walk to the end of the pier and watch the cantaloupe-sized jellyfish riding the swells. A dog runs happily through the sand. A couple brave kids dip their toes in the surf. And then, as the blazing orange sun sinks into the water, you pull your jacket tighter and retreat to your warm motel room. The one with an ocean view that only cost you $80.

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