John Bailey Owen imagines the extreme measures kids take to protect their sand castle:
“We worked through the night, sharpening the blades and loading the slings. We were so focussed that we barely spoke, although someone had had the good sense to bring a drum and bang it ominously. No way were we going to fail this time.
But guess who the first person on the beach the next morning was? It was one of those weird metal-detector guys.”
Photograph by Julie Jacobson/AP