Gearing up for beach weather

Gearing up for beach weather

Folks simply love our beaches.

We’ve just finished our annual repair and refreshment of the cottage and in late April will move onto the bungalow.

Funny about spring in Florida—it doesn’t does take being a scientist to know when beach time is upon us. The Gulf of Mexico off Fort Desoto State Park reached 73 degrees in early April, email inquiries for summer are streaming in, and we all know just being around the water brings on contentment. But why? Is it the color blue that makes us relax? Is it acoustic, the Beach Boys, children playing, sea gulls calling, waves crashing ashore?

Here at Erehwon, we so enjoy receiving notes of inquiry or letters of thanks with comments like, “When we looked out onto the Gulf or walk along the strand of Bayshore, our imagination for travel opened up seeing a boat on the horizon, smelling salt in the air, and, oh, there’s that sensation of sand between our toes.”


For almost 45 years, Henry served in Fundraising and Arts Management positions and ran his own consulting firm. His work secondary schools; healthcare organizations; and service organizations, with a specialization in the performing arts, including ballet and theater companies, chamber orchestras, choirs, and performing arts centers. In 2009 he began to prepare for retirement. Following a career involved with the management of many special events and working with senior civic and corporate leadership, his experience in the managing of multiple relationships made entering the hospitality industry a natural extension of his career.