A couple of weekends ago I ran away from home. I didn't know where I was going until I got there. "There" ended up being Kure Beach, just south of Wilmington. I arrived at the peak of high tide on a windy day. This picture was taken below the Kure Beach Fishing Pier.
It amazes me how much the ocean rejuvenates me, even when it is too rough or too cold to get in. The sound of the waves, the smell and taste of the salt air, the texture of the sand between my toes, the sight of the pelicans skimming the water - all of these things bring joy to my soul and relaxation to my heart and mind.