Tag Archives: Seagulls

BeachAlert File #1

Once upon a time there was a beautiful beach in Southern California.  It had pretty little houses lined up along the strand.  They cost a million dollars.  Let’s live here when we grow up, okay? Then we could take a walk on the beach every day.  We would see things like runners and walkers, skaters… Read More »

BeachAlert File #14

Just before the Crack of Dawn, the crescent moon is an exquisite jewel displayed on dark blue velvet.  Crescent moon?!!  Gasp!!!  That means there isn’t any cloud cover.  I start my trek to the pier while the night lights are still on. The seagulls are already out and about.  A small clique gathers around something… Read More »

BeachAlert File #13

The tide recedes, leaving a broad boulevard of beach behind.  The rising sun brightens the heavy cloud cover.  Cool, mellow breezes carry the welcome sound of waves as they break against the shore.  The water flows gently a long way across the flat terrain.  The foam is greenish-yellow today. I ponder this as I start… Read More »

BeachAlert File #9

The maintenance vehicle inches by in the semi-darkness, smoothing the shifting sand under it.  The gray sky grows brighter in slow motion.  A line of light appears between two closely packed clouds. That must be the Crack of Dawn.  Being a congenital night person, I don’t know much about this phenomenon.  The only thing that… Read More »

BeachAlert File #6

On a foggy day at the beach, the fine mist covers everything.  It covers the pretty little houses lined up along the Strand.  It covers the pier.  It covers the lifeguard shacks.  It covers the line that separates the sky from the sea.  Things look very different. On a day like this, it’s easy to… Read More »