Driving up the island to the site of so much summer fun.
Taking out water pumps, draining water lines, filling toilets with antifreeze (so they won't crack in the winter), raking leaves, listening to the kids run around in the back yard exclaiming at the cold, looking at the beach from a fall perspective instead of a hot summer sun perspective.
Seabirds scattering at the approach of a few intrepid kayakers.
People hauling seaweed for their gardens.
Lunch on the beach.
Then back in the car and home again, home again.