For Christmas this year our children gave us a weekend away at the beach. Oh my. I don't think they could have given us anything better. The beach, my favorite place. With my husband, just the two of us. Peace. It was wonderful. The weather was typical for this time of year, nice with good doses of rain. But a minus tide exposed tide pools below Haystock Rock and despite the wind and rain, we explored them and found over 20 whole sea dollars along the beach.Our hotel had this delightful courtyard where we would have stayed had the weather been better.