Where there's a will, there's a way. I finally got down to the beach!!! Ah, blessed, sunny, salty beach! What a perfect day.
A note for my crutch philosophy: It's amazing what you can accomplish, one step at a time. I certainly didn't go running down the stairs, over the logs and boulders, to get to the beach. But one step at a time, planning each movement, I got there. Determination, but oh so well rewarded!!!