I feel I am beginning to be homesick for the beach. It was the end of last year when I last visited a beach and I am really beginning to feel it.
I blame my great great grandfather for this – he was a sea captain and I think he left some of his love for the high seas in my blood J
So, what is it I love about the beach?
There are two sounds I always associate with the ocean. One is the crashing of waves, and the other is the loud haunting call of the Southern Black-Backed Gull (Larus dominicanus).
Walking in bare feet along the beach on a warm summer day is a sensual experience to enjoy.
So is standing on the edge of the ocean feeling the cool splash of waves playing over your feet – as long as you avoid the bigger waves, which can result in wet clothes if you’re not careful!
Beach-combing as you wander along the sand is great fun, finding pebbles, shells, seaweed, sea-glass and other bits and pieces.
Sometimes I like to just sit on the beach and watch other people enjoying themselves.
Standing on the edge of the sea and taking a deep breath of fresh salty air clears the lungs and wakens the senses.
Not all of our beaches are sandy. Many are pebbled and some are rocky, but they all bring me happiness.
I’m already making plans for a beach visit when we are allowed to travel again.
Keep smiling J
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