My favorite gathering spot at the beach is a friend's porch which I will now and forever dub as "Toddy's Porch". I have been hanging out on this porch since I was 17 or 18. Which if I do the math correctly has been for the past 30+ years. Now my morning walks start on this porch for a cup of coffee and my evenings end in the same chair under the same fan on this porch with a glass wine. I know I have photos somewhere of my younger self on this porch.