I’ve always loved the beach. There’s something about the sound the waves make that make walking along the beach really relaxing.
I find I can really zone out when I’m walking by myself and it ultimately relaxes me and makes things feel better if I’m feeling a bit stressed or worried about something.
It’s that time of year when the water starts to warm up so a swim is a good add-on to a beach visit.
In my youth I lived in a share house with about 4 other people. I had a day job and they mostly worked night jobs in bars and after getting home from work one day they’d been to the beach and planned to go again the next day. Lo and behold the next day I was, ahem, too ‘sick’ to go work so I joined them on their beach excursion for much of the afternoon. I’m not sure how I hid my sunburn the next day at work – probably not very well.
These days I’m much more sun smart and usually only go for a swim first or last thing during the day.
Damnit, I just want to go to the beach right now. It’s a perfect day for it.