Tag Archives: Surfers

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 #15

Here’s the beach at sunset.  It deserves equal time.  The gulls are flying north.  One of these days I’m going to discover where they spend the night.  It must be some exclusive seagull resort. All the life forms are feverishly active, as if that would make the day live longer, especially after the red sun… Read More »

BeachAlert File #12

Light flows through the Crack of Dawn and turns the sky from dark to medium blue as we make our way down to the beach today.  It glows gray through the misty marine layer of clouds as we arrive. Good morning, beach. The ocean is calm.  Flat and unresponsive, it must be still asleep.  A… Read More »

BeachAlert File #10

Down by the pier, the waves are crashing halfway up the pilings.  The tide is high. Oh, look.  Somebody’s surfboard got away.  See the little fins sticking out of the water?  Hey, that’s no surfboard.  It’s swimming by itself.  And it’s got a tail.  No, two tails.  It’s a couple of big sea animals. They’re… 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 »