Driving over the causeway, our hearts immediately start beating more slowly and our bodies relax noticeably. The sounds of the waves and seagulls are welcoming. For the next several hours we receive these precious gifts from the ocean and later, carry them home with us in the form of seashells mixed with memories.
At the shore, the wind and waves capture my attention and my eyes drift to the dark blue band of deep water at the horizon. Watching the water birds skim the top of the surf and sandcrabs scurry is fascinating. We play paddle ball, truth or dare and share the simplicity of the afternoon in joy.