This evening I went to the beach. It was completely and totally wonderful.
It should be noted that the ocean will go to great lengths to destroy a drip castle. I moved my construction area to the top of a rock after it washed away twice, and the wave that took that one out soaked me to the waist. Which was great, because with pants wet I went wandering all along the beach until sunset.
There were little runny-birds! Running along the waterline! And sand! And kelp! And waves! Waves of seawater!
That ocean smell and the fat orange sun sinking down the horizon.
So happy. =)