I got checked into my dorm room for the Tetrahymena Forward Genetics conference that I'm attending this week. I don't have anywhere to be until dinner, so I took off for the beach. It's like right there. In fact, if I stand in one spot and face east, you can see the building I'm staying in...
...and if I face west from that same spot, you get this:
So, I walked about 200 yards (because the path is very winding) and spent an hour strolling in the surf, picking up shells, and getting wet and salty.
There are cool cliffs:
And even a heron in the pool outside the window:
I hope the conference is good, because it'll be hard not to skip out and enjoy more of this!!