When storms come, the ocean becomes violent and the waves very large. But when the storm is over the transformation is impeccable. Just looking at this painting, I can imagine the seagulls beginning to caw and fly once again. And when the sun comes out and shines its light over the clouds that were once so dark, the sky comes to life. And the grey the covered the sky before turns to beautiful blue with pinks, reds, and oranges.
Miami is a memorable trip to me because of South Beach, the varied of restaurants and the Everglades. I never knew going to Miami would make me want to travel the world. Chirp, Chirp, Chirp as I look up to watch the black lovely birds past me. While I am running on the beach , I look up to see the sun cast its golden rays down upon the cloud turning them bright, fired red. It is 6:30am in beautiful Miami, and I notice the splashing waves, breeze and seagulls.
It was exceptionally blue that day with a slight green undertone. The surface looked as though it was covered with millions of diamonds crashing with the waves and kissing the sand. I remember the sand in between my feet, like standing on a coarse cloud that I could just seep into.The water teasing my toes and running back into hiding. Repeating the cycle getting closer and closer each time until I felt the rush of the current under me and the sand being pulled out from between my toes back into the ocean. 11 years later and the fond memories of the magical and wonderful ocean would be pulled out from under me like the current itself.
Enough talking about the history, let’s start talking about the how beautiful and diverse this beach is. The seashore has millions residents that don’t always have two legs. So many different types of species call this beach their home. For example the mayflies, killdeer, wormwood, sea rocket and that’s only to name a few. The reason Wasaga Beach has such an active ecosystem is because of the sands, they are always shifting everything about.
It was perfect, the sunshine above, the warm salty air licking our faces as we sped through the streets lined by looming palms swaying in the breeze. As we arrived at the beach, I thought to myself that it looked incredibly calm and had a very difficult time imaging Bethany Hamilton and her friends and family rushing her to the hospital. Seeing that beach gave a whole new meaning to me about the courage Bethany had to get back in the water because I was even a little apprehensive about getting into waters where a shark attacked. While in Hawaii, we decided to also give snorkeling a shot. Tunnel Beach was said to be a great place for seeing all the extraordinary plant life Hawaii’s reefs had to offer and the beach was known to be a resting place of many sea turtles.
I remember the first time I went to the beach like it was yesterday. We had to make a trip to California because in Arizona we don’t have beaches. I can smell the fresh air and the salt from the ocean. The sun beaming in the horizon. As I walk toward the water I feel the sand getting in between my toes and feeling how grainy it feels.
Birds are continually chirping as if they were singing. Rivers are flowing with pure water leading to an eye capturing waterfall. Thousands of trees in all shapes and sizes from all directions are visible. The trail is a family-friendly place to explore. The atmosphere brings a sense of feeling liberating and free from all the thoughts in your mind.
Standing at the end of the Silver Beach pier, I can almost feel the tension growing and intensifying as the waves rise up and up, and then suddenly collapse and slam against the side of the pier heads. The waves rise and fall, rise and fall, but they never stop rolling. Whether they are growing larger or tumbling down, they never stop. The never ending movement of the waves reminds me of my relationship with my family. We go through obstacles like every other family.
Warmth, sunshine, and palm trees. The beach is the perfect atmosphere for me. From a young age, I’ve always had an affinity for it. Regardless if it was raining, scorching hot, or I got salt water in my eyes, the beach in its entirety is worth it. However, there is one day when I did not want to be at the beach and it was the day that I thought I was going to drown.