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Basking at the Beach: Beaches I Went To and Things I Saw

Whenever I go to a beach I never just lie down and start tanning. I get bored. I go and wander about exploring. In Scotland, tanning is very rarely an option; if we had sun all year round I might be content to just lie in the heat. When I’m at a beach I love the sound of the sea and the feel of the sand. Here are some interesting shorelines I’ve been to and the sorts of things I’ve seen.

Photo by slumbrnghok

Cadaqués: I went on holiday to Spain last year. The water was cold but it didn’t stop us going for a dip. I also liked sitting by the harbour eating tapas, soaking in the atmosphere. We were right on the beachfront. It was so relaxing. My favourite things I saw on this beach were sea anemones, an abandoned boat engine and three French kids skimming stones.

Inverary: I walked along the beach front a bit while I waited for a bus earlier in the year. My favourite thing is the smell of the salt and seaweed. It roots me so strongly as being in Scotland. The water was like a mirror. Everything was still. I sat on a bench looking out over Loch Fyne listening to the seagulls. I almost fell asleep!

Eyemouth: A fishing village near North Berwick. The sand was very pale and continental. My favourite thing I saw here was a girl putting her hair up. I got a great photo of her. My least favourite thing was army of wasps that wanted to eat my sandwiches (not so conducive to basking)!

For a city-dweller like me a beach is a real treat. I love to see what interesting things there are and especially to walk along the coastline. This year I want to make sure I get to at least one sunny beach somewhere.

written by slumbrnghok

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