It’s magic! White sand on a turquoise blue sea…
Ahhh…. I love a good beach vacation. So relaxing. It always seems some magic happens at the beach, hours are added to lengthen the days, while I lay in the sun without any cares. Dreams of white sand in Aruba, Hawaii, Thailand, Bali, Fiji, Maldives, Turks & Caicos, Seychelles, float through my head on this rainy Memorial Day. So much sand to see, so little time, and currently there is no way to get to these beaches other than in my dreams.
So I’ll dream until I get back to that warm sand between my toes. Because while we wait we can still DREAM. Dreaming hasn’t been curtailed or locked down. Let’s look at pictures and remember those moments, retell favorite stories, and then get excited about the future.
Can you name your perfect beach? What makes it “the” beach? Do you have a few in the running for the top spot? I’d love to know why they are special – if you care to share put it in the comments below.
First, it’s about the sand. I like sand that’s powdery. The kind of sand that is light and fluffy and dusts off easily when dry but packs slightly when treading across its face. Sand that gets warm but not ridiculously hot. St. Lucia. Curacao. Phi Phi Islands. Waimonola Bay. Mayakoba.
Second, it’s about the water temperature. I want to walk in without any thoughts of “oh, that’s got a chill to it”. Walkout, dive in. And I like to swim at night so the temperature can’t be reliant on the sun shining. Florida Keyes. St Lucia. Phuket. Sentosa Singapore.
Third, I expect it to be nice walking sand for those long morning strolls as the sun rises and the day begins. Think Sugar Beach. Folly Beach. Procchio Beach.
In July, along the Seine, and a few other places across this fair city, sand is hauled in, umbrellas and beach chairs set up, and voila the south of France arrives for a few weeks in the city.
I once worked with a gal who had filled her bottom desk drawer with sand and any time she was on a long phone call she would open the drawer, kick off her shoes, and put her feet in the sand… a bit odd but it made me smile every time.
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