Missing the sea, but embracing its treasures. I will be honest and say that this time of year is hard for me. I don't care for the bitter cold, darkness at 5 o'clock and dark and dreary days. While I have learned to embrace them instead of fight them which I had for years. I dream of beaches in foreign lands, and the itch to go away wont fade. While I have been lucky in my life and been able to go away for months at a time, this year we are doing something different. I will be saving for a trip to Europe this Summer. While South America & Mexico are screaming my name yet again, I will ignore it. England, France & Spain I shall see you soon enough.