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    Under Current - Wednesday Jan 23, 2013 | 7:51 am

    The lure of the shore

    Why the beach? What is it about the beach — the coast — that draws us? To me, a beach is both a beginning and an end. Standing alone on the shore, salt in the air, therhythm of the surf breaking, the life we know just falls away. The solid ground beneath our feet, the landmarks and walls and roads and homes that guide our lives, the familiar — those […]

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    Under Current - Thursday Jan 17, 2013 | 11:53 am


     Welcome to Curtis Cove, in Biddeford.   A year ago the cove came into the hands of the National Fish and Wildlife Service’s Rachel Carson Natl Wildlife Refuge. It’s an unvisited, untouristed wildlife preserve. A habitat for all sorts of migratory birds on their journeys south and north. It’s also a remarkable catch-point for trash washing in from the ocean, and the beach I most frequently visit.  Here is a […]

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    Under Current - Monday Jan 14, 2013 | 4:40 pm


    In March 2010, I took my then-toddler daughter to the beach at Ocean Park. It was the first warm-ish day after a fairly punishing winter. And I was looking forward to us stretching our legs and thinking of spring. But as we came off the little boardwalk across the dunes, the sight laid out in the sand caught me off guard. February’s storms had cast up piles of seaweed and […]

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