Living on this shore since boyhood, I have been fascinated by clouds. It is not a scientific interest; I simply like to watch clouds. This afternoon, a phalanx of puffy, cumulus clouds appears above the barrier island and marches toward the mainland in formation, following the command of a mild, south southeast, sea wind. Other clouds, pretty as a picture, are overhead now, moving silently toward Wiggins.
It is a mesmerizing avocation. Cloud watchers are reluctant to leave the beach. -- Diary, spring 2016
From the diary of beach walker George Thatcher / Email: email@example.com
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