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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summer beaches

The New England shoreline is not so firm or impregnable as these rocks around Westerly, Rhode Island would seem to indicate.  The shoreline is moving thing, that alters with each storm, sometimes a lot and sometimes only a little.

They know about such things over at Chatham, Massachusetts, where the sand bars dance with the ocean and the beach departs without so much as a goodbye.

Still, it seems that summer is eternal, even when it is gradually leaving us.  It will come back next year, and until then be stored in our memory, as will the beach, just as it was when we last saw it.

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