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Newport Beach seen from the Balboa Pier and from the sand. The foothill in the background is Saddleback.

Twice a year–Christmas and summer–I return to Orange County. Growing up there, I knew the beach more like a relative than a place. The Pacific is cold, and I stay out of it now, but then I rode the waves–and got turned every way but up–in … Continue reading

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