I have not been to the CT or RI beach ever in the winter.... How can that be in 45 years, I have not done this? When I was younger, I spent a lot of time sitting on the beach. My parents took us camping in RI all the time and we spent a lot of time playing in the ocean. As a teenager and my early 20's I also spent a lot of time baking my skin to the point of a sunburn. I was scolded yesterday at my annual checkup at the Dr for doing this and warned not to do it any more. Guilty as charged..... I still sit in the sun at the NY house lake. I do miss the ocean though and it was quite fun to go there when it was not crowded except for the gulls.