Morning on the beach


I once heard from an old sage,”The cure for anything is salt water – tears, sweat, or the sea“. He was right. And so it is my daily routine to spend an hour or so walking the beach. Well, the ‘or so’ can be spent doing a few rounds of Tai Chi or just sitting and watching the tide rise or fall.

I’m not alone by any means, many runners do their early workout on the hard sand just above the tide line, not close enough to dodge the waves or disturb the birds. Those crazy birds, they race up and down trying to find the sand-shrimp, but not get their feet wet. Then there is the occasional couple that spend their morning on their horses, at a full gallop. I only see them going one way, those rides must be long, I don’t know if they are heading out, or on the way back.

Here’s another entry in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers for December 27, 2016.
Thanks This week’s photo prompt is provided by Iain Kelly. Thank you Iain.

About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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7 Responses to Morning on the beach

  1. I really like how this is written, Mike. I also wonder where the riders and horses go. Very nice!

  2. athling2001 says:

    Great story. I love the last line. A perfect ending.

  3. This is damn well written story.

  4. yarnspinnerr says:

    Like athling2001, I also find the last line perfect. Great write.

  5. Michael says:

    Lovely response Mike..

  6. luckyjc007 says:

    The beach is great for all kinds of things for people and animals and one would wonder where the horses are going and especially if you never saw them come back. I’ve seen the birds on the beach and they are amazing to watch…they seem to be so fast when it comes to escaping the rushing water. Wonderful story. 🙂

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