Friday, August 17, 2012

Sandy Walking Shoes

Starting My Day

Early each morning, long before the trailer park stirs to life, 
I grab my walking shoes, my ipod, headphones, turn on a little bit of rock and roll,
 and start a brisk walk down to the beach.  

The street leading to the beach, always a beehive of cars, beach goers destine to spend the day frolicking in the sand and sun.   
However this hour of the day, they are absent.

The sandy beach itself, usually brimming with swimmers is quiet and vacant. 
 There are a few of us early birds walking the dog, jogging or walking like myself.  
 I see some early morning boaters out enjoying their toy.  Eager wind surfers catching the strong breeze, sail boats gliding close behind them.

 Beautiful Scenery

The water so incredible, so beautiful.  Early in the morning, the beach is just one majestic work of art.  The shoreline is endless.  You can walk for miles, thinking of this, thinking of that.  Before you know it, you are miles away from your starting point.  The water stretches for miles and miles.  Miles away from all your worries.  Miles away from all problems and woos.   
Soothing and calm.   
Just me, the waves and the seagulls.


Handsome Scenery

Yes, you read it right.  Handsome as in handsome.  His house is located right on the street that leads to the water.  I pass him twice aday, once on route and again on the way back.  He is a single gentleman, I know this because he is a friend of one of my trailer friends. 
He sits on his deck,  smile and waves to me.  
 Someday I will work up the courage and say hello, the whole time the voice in my head saying, “talk to him, say something to him”… but of course, I smile and wave back.   
 I think this will be the closes to a summer romance I might ever see.  Sigh. 


Sandy  shoes

Water slashes on my legs, sand between my toes.  This is my walking route.  A watery, sandy walking route.  Back at home when I go for a walk, my running shoes hit the cement, once in a while I might walk through the park.  But here on the beach,  I know I am lucky, I know that soon, very soon the weather will be turning cold, the water will be turning cold and I will be back walking my old route.

 But for now, as soon as my walking shoes hit the sand, they are off and I spend the rest of my walk along the sandy shore.



  1. Hi, hi. Just love this post. The beautiful photos and your writing make me sense all of it. Thank you for sharing.


  2. Gorgeous pictures! And beautiful words! And need to go say hi!

    Glad you are enjoying yourself!

  3. Talk to him!!
    I love going for early morning walks along the beach. We always do this when we are on holiday. It is so beautiful there, Diane. You are so lucky.

  4. What a lovely post Diane...Thank you for sharing.

  5. You were able to write your name so perfectly in the sand.
    I can just imagine this would be a glorious peaceful. And like you said, thinking of this and that.

  6. There is a saying from oldies that walking and swimming early on the beach has a good health benefit for our body.
    It seems you had a great day walking and enjoy the scenery. Enjoy every minute of it.

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  7. What a gorgeous way to start the day. Why not just call out hi along with your wave :)

  8. Hey it sure was fun to see my name in sand! What lovely pictures and I am sure glad to have found your Blog. I am now your newest follower, stop on over some time and say hi! Hugs, Diane

  9. What a great (and beautiful) way to start your day.

  10. What gorgeous pictures! I would make sure I got to see that every day too if I lived as close to the water as you do.

    BTW, I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Your blog is one of my favorites!

  11. Your pictures reinforce the fact that DH and I want to retire near the water. We are fortunate enough here in Southern Ontario to be surrounded by the Great Lakes and some great beaches, so hopefully finding a place to retire shouldn't be too difficult.

    You have a wonderful spot to be taking your walks! And you should say "Good Morning" with your wave as you walk past your "handsome scenery"!! You never know what might happen!