One of the main reasons I wanted such a big, heavy dog is so he would be able to resist the chill of the off-season beach. Wandering the edge of the continent is perpetually a profound experience for me. I miss it when I’m away. Fortunately my sister provides Heroes ‘N Pirates with “eyes on the coast.” She has added immeasurably to my life and I’m deeply grateful for our connection. Here are some of her recent images of the Atlantic.