Little Waves

Our beach is usually fairly quiet, north facing rather than east facing, so the prevailing swell has to round the point and slow down a little. I love to catch small waves, surfing in to the beach until my palms graze the sand. It feels as though I am speeding, water spraying up around me, a bow wave from my outstretched hands, the roar of the sea in my ears! The surf was not much good the last few days but we were playing around with the waterproof camera and took a few shots of the genteel surfer.

wearing my rashie

wearing my rashie

Yesterday afternoon was hot and sunny, so I wore my rash vest, not to prevent board rash but just to avoid having to apply sunscreen over so much of my body. This morning we swam early, before the sun was high so I did not use the vest.

Does it look like fun? It really is, a laughing kind of fun, with exhilaration and the sensation of all your cells dancing and laughing together! A great way to start the day, after a walk to the far end to observe all the scuttling, swaggering, fluttering beach life, all the fancy graffiti patterns painted on the sand by the currents of the day, all the bits and pieces thrown up by the rhythmic waves … just delightful. Wishing you a happy and laughing start to your day too!

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24 thoughts on “Little Waves

  1. It really is a paradise, Christine – especially in the winter, I’d say. Glad to see you donning your protective gear when you’re out nowadays. So many of my friends have been banned – though my friend Criag, who insists on walking everywhere he goes in Sydney – a city kinda guy – says he’s so covered with hats and long sleeves and things he looks more like my mother – who was a notorious anti-sun dame – floppy hats, parasols, etc. – than a middle aged gay man of fashion! πŸ™‚

  2. It really is a paradise, Christine – especially in the winter, I’d say. Glad to see you donning your protective gear when you’re out nowadays. So many of my friends have been banned – though my friend Criag, who insists on walking everywhere he goes in Sydney – a city kinda guy – says he’s so covered with hats and long sleeves and things he looks more like my mother – who was a notorious anti-sun dame – floppy hats, parasols, etc. – than a middle aged gay man of fashion! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh, wouldn’t a swim be nice about now! I mean a real one, like you’re having. We already have to drink chlorine and shower in it; I don’t feel like having to swim in it too.

    “Laughing cells”… That’s the best meditation subject I’ve ever come across! Will have to tell E.g. about it; it fits the conversation we had this morning to a nicety.

    • you might like the song too … Every Little Cell

      Every little cell in my body is happy
      Every little cell in my body is well (2x)
      I’m so glad, I’m so glad,
      Every little cell is happy and well (2x)

        • I so love this version … thanks to you for finding it … I knew I was sending you on a treasure hunt but held back from offering something so you could enjoy, and now I have the benefit … these little blue-ish cells all having fun πŸ™‚ …. admittedly my cells do feel more pink-ish πŸ˜€

          On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM, dadirridreaming wrote:

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    • ours is just warming up, but cools down again late May … and I will think about a wetsuit for swimming … just have not got around to it yet πŸ™‚

  4. Early morning is my favourite time for a swim and capture a sunrise with the camera.
    You appreciate the foam and sand patterns and observe these wondrous things that are often overlooked.

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