Cat Malogen
Philadelphia, so many unique points of reference, favourite east coast city for getting right on one. Moment you hit the train station your liver is raising a white flag, too late

South Jersey out to Ocean City extending out to the Delaware coast. Swam for hours regular as you miss the Chesapeake outflow further south. Sea was like Egyptian blue

DC in spring, all the absurd war memorials fetishisation but with a riot of brief blossom colour, contrasted with southern Maryland swamps

I95 in general, traffic and weather on the eights