One of my favorite things about growing up in Plymouth, MA was having an ocean within 10 minutes of my house. As a kid, my summers were spent either on the beach or doing something beach related. To me, nothing says summer like a sailboat in the middle of the sun drenched ocean. I snapped this photo the other day on the water taxi from Boston to Salem right before sunset. I love the sun, bursting behind the clouds in a last-ditch effort to be seen as the sky beneath is just beginning to change color, and the sailboat, taking advantage of this solitary moment with the water. What a wonderful way to spend a late afternoon. In my opinion this image epitomizes the end of a summer day in the Northeastern US and the best of what I remember about growing up here! Where are you from and what do you remember most about your childhood summers?