The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen
Saturday we walked along the bay. We could see the ships near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and more off of Fort Story.
The sun was bright, the heat intense, and the water refreshing.
Wylie loves the ocean as long as she doesn’t go out too far. She has even gotten brave enough to charge into the waves. Of course, the waves are quite small and gentle on the bay side. She would probably be a bit more intimidated at the ocean front.
While I love walking in and out of the water, wet sand squishing between my toes, my head focused on the spectacular cloud display.
Wylie made many friends, people and dogs. This dog became her buddy. The dog chased the toy and Wylie chased her.
Wylie enjoyed the freedom of being able to run the beach without a leash…one of the great canine joys after Labor Day weekend.
I call this natural beach art.
Apparently “Dave” had staked his claim for the summer. Maybe Dave’s done for the season or maybe he had other plans…but there was no one hanging around his sign.
We had our fill of sand, surf, sun, and an ever slight salt breeze and hit the pavement heading back to our world.
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.
****An added footnote: We saw these rounds things all over the beach. I thought they were stone until my husband asked me what they were and told me they were soft. Sure enough I poked it with my toe and it felt spongy. However I did not sniff them so I wouldn’t have known they were smelly! They made today’s news http://www.wvec.com/news/local/Smelly-blobs-wash-up-on-Va-beach-129655218.html