Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Return

Time away allows one to witness place with fresh eyes. It's mid-March. The gravel shifted as I walked approaching the Shore Path. It had been weeks, maybe a month or more since I last walked this route. My pace quickened as I drew my shoulders up to my ears and shoved my hands a bit deeper into my pockets. Cold and excited, as I approached the sea I felt the wind; the sun's warmth barely noticeable.  Glimpses took my breath away, the sea a blue-green almost tourquoise hue. Often it is gray or green, but not this shade of color. Whitecaps formed and waves lapped the shore fighting a losing battle against the wind. I walked, observed and gave thanks for the return.

5 comments:

Molly Hogan said...

Isn't it fun to walk in the same place through the seasons. You get to enjoy all the subtle changes and the familiarity as well.

janiefahey said...

I love walking the same route at different times of the year and seeing how things change. The beach and ocean - what a wonderful view to see at any time of year!

travelinma said...

I agree. There is comfort in the constancy.

Karen Szymusiak said...

Loved your post. Your words took me there. I like the idea of revisiting a favorite spot and noticing all the changes but feeling right at home.

LauraRBrown said...

I love when the sea is dark Prussian blue.

What a magnificent place you have to walk.