Romance on the beach

Craig Hare serenades Maria Nelson as night falls on the beach at Dauphin Island, Ala., Wednesday evening, July 7, 2010, after getting engaged earlier in the day. "This is the first day of the rest of our lives together, and it's great," Hare said. The town's beach now has a sand berm above the surf, aimed at preventing oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill from making it very far onto the beach.