I have some wonderful friends. One of them loaned me her house last month, which overlooks the entrance of Tomales Bay. The town and the beach are both named Dillon Beach. If there is no fog, you can see across the bay to the Point Reyes National Seashore and then south to where the sun sets into the Pacific.
Another friend came with me to the ocean, and my brother Sam joined us for a day, too, driving from his house about an hour away. It was “the holidays” in the best sense of the word: that lazy time