What a beautiful spot! I'm a Northern California gal so those rocky beaches are what I'm used to. So much fun to explore, and a great place to get some sock knitting done!
Your "whiny kid" reminds me of the family camping trips with my mom, dad, two older sisters, and me. One sister (the middle kid) complained constantly -- she was hot, she was cold, her feet hurt, etc. I never could understand why she complained so much . . . but then, my dad carried me most of the way on his shoulders.