Friday, May 2, 2008

Along The Shore

Most of the local seashore has sandstone bluffs that jut in and out along the coastline. They're weathered by the prevaling onshore winds and vary in color considerably, mostly brown, yellow, red, gray, white and tan. Sand and cobblestones are constantly shifting on the beach, depending on the size of the waves, the strength of the tides and the swiftness of the ocean currents. Hence, it can look totally different one day to the next. That reef you jumped up onto yesterday to keep your cuffs dry from the incoming tidal surge may be covered with sand today. There are constants, though. The sound of the waves is one of them, as is the bracing salt air and feeling better just being there.

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