Posts tagged “beach

Romance at the beach

When the dawn paints the sky

In tones of strawberry and lilac,

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There is nothing more relaxing

Than enjoying some quiet time

Down at the beach.

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The shower may be cold

But the view is delightful.

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Golden waves

The kids spent most of their time

In Ericeira, Portugal, surfing.

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Some days, the waves

Were big and foamy and fun.

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Some days, the lessons took place

Just as the sun was setting

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And it looked as if the surfers

Were gliding on gilded waves.

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Gone surfing

On Thursday, I’m flying off to Portugal again with the kids —

Time to enjoy Lisbon and then

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Off to the beach for

Surfing and sunsets.

These photos are from the Atlantic Coast, Portugal, taken last year.

(See you all again in about ten days.)

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Orange beauty

There’s nothing better

Than strolling along the beach

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And drinking in the heady beauty

Of a fierce orange sunset,

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While the pink balloon of the disappearing sun

Turns waves into silk.

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All photos taken while on holiday in Baleal, Portugal, this summer.

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Frolic

It’s amazing how much a sky – and a beach –

Can change in the space of a day or two:

From cloudy drama

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To the joyfulness

Of dogs frolicking

In a glorious sunset.

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Windows of light

The beach at Baleal, Portugal, is covered in dunes

That are environmentally protected.

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One evening, I went out at sunset

To see the dunes rising against the sky

Like the humps of camels

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While the sun burst forth

In wonderful windows of light.

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Surf’s up!

Just back from a fabulous week

In Baleal Surf Camp, Portugal

Where the water was cold,

Boards

The kids stood up on their surfboards

The very first day,

Surfing

The skies over the sand dunes

Were so wide and embracing

Dunes and sky

And the scenery wild

When the rain came rushing in.

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Making photos with our eyes

My ‘baby sis’ and I ended up on Brighton Pier one evening

While I was in England.

After a wonderful time with the kids at the amusement park,

We caught a spectacular sunset over the old West Pier.

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As we headed back to the car with the lights twinkling,

My daughter burst out, “I wish we could make photos with our eyes.”

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Her Aunty Kata (my sister) had a brilliant reply:

“We can. They are called memories.”

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(I’m away at a summer cottage here in Sweden until the weekend, so may not be able to visit you. But I do APPRECIATE all your comments!)

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Fowl play

When I was in England this summer, we went to Brighton beach.

The seagulls there was as big as houses and as brave as lions.

These birds remind me that gulls just want to have fun.

Some of the birds flew so close you could feel their claws on your head.

In the words of Beyoncé, if you like it, you’d better put a ring on it.

The young gulls had lovely markings that made it easy for them to camouflage themselves among the pebbles of the beach.

This one appeared to be showing off by shaking his tail feathers.

And remember – for more bad puns, all you have to do is go to goo-gull!

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On the beach

A day out at the beach

Can fill you with joy

And teach you that you need to make time for rest —

And space for play and imagination.

Even when stripped down to the bare bones,

We still have a rusty beauty.

At the end of the day,

It is enough simply to be,

And to be who we are.

For more life lessons, please visit: Our World.