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 …

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 …

BeachAlert File #5

You can tell when the moon is full.  That’s when the tide comes all the way up to the semi-soft sand.  Your legs get a great workout slogging through this stuff. On a day like this, the ocean can surprise you, getting you wet up to the knees, when you only planned on getting wet …