the boys woke up before anyone else almost every morning to sneak in an early morning surf session. and nicolaus managed to get me out of bed one of the times to join them. and i do love tagging along on these excursions every now and then. there's something pretty magical about getting to the beach while the shoreline is still deserted and being bundled up in a hoodie and towels because there's still  that slight humid chill in the air.

i happened to come on one of the worst days of surf, but it was still nice to hang out, snap a few photos, sneak in a beach nap, see a million dolphins swimming by, and then fill up at my all-time favorite pie shop when the boys were out of the water. and if i'm being honest, the thought of the pie shop was really the main motivating factor that got me out of bed that morning :)