B is for Beaches

Whenever I feel stressed out of my mind, I try to rewind to the times I spent at a beach.

Our weekend getaway to the coastal town of Diveagar –

We had to walk down a narrow path that led to the beach, from the hotel. It was love at first sight. I couldn’t help but point excitedly at the sea, the way I used to as a kid. Pale sand stretched besides the waves, for miles. I remember grabbing a fistful and watching it slip gracefully between my fingers. I remember stepping into the cool, salty water and squealing in delight as the waves kissed my tired feet at intervals.

A whirlwind trip to Goa almost five years ago –

The year had taken a toll on my family and I. Upon losing my grandparents, we decided to fly to Goa in lieu of celebrating Diwali. It may seem insensitive but we had mourned enough to realize that we needed a break. I knew my grandmother would have loved a vacation. My grandfather would have enjoyed a morning stroll by the beach.

I remember wading knee deep into the sea water and letting the waves splash onto me. I felt my gloom being washed away.  I realized that the sea never holds onto the sand. It lingers by the shore for a bit, savours a few moments and lets go.

A beach is not just about the sea.

It is about long early morning strolls beneath a mauve sky, a gentle breeze erasing the creases on your forehead.

It is about marvelling at the horizon lit orange by the setting sun (I wish life came with background music for a moment like this).

It is about digging your feet into the sand and relishing the sensation.

It is about building castles, akin to the ones that exist in your head.

It is about the air laced with salt and the odour of freshly caught fish.

It is about the feeling of never wanting to leave.

B is for beaches

My theme for the A-Z Blogging Challenge is ‘The A to Z of some my favourite things’. Stay tuned for more posts, this April!

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34 comments

  1. vilaythidesigirl · April 2

    Beaches are the best stress relievers!! Nothing better than listening to the sound of waves whilst sitting by the beach… well written!

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    • AK.Prowling · April 3

      The sound of waves! I forgot to include that. Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

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  2. TexasYellowRose · April 2

    Very nice! I can totally relate. I have always found time spent at the beach to be very therapeutic for the body, mind, and spirit. Thanks for sharing!

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    • AK.Prowling · April 3

      Thank you so much! Beaches are surely therapeutic. I’ll be visiting the seaside soon this summer!

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  3. Geeta.Krishna · April 2

    Absolutely loved it! I got transported to the beach reading this one!

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  4. Shawna Atteberry · April 3

    I love beaches too. Fortunately I live in Chicago right on Lake Michigan, and the closest beach is my favorite spot to walk to. Wonderful reflections.

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    • AK.Prowling · April 3

      Lucky you! I need to take a vacation in order to visit a beach. Someday I’ll buy a house by the sea! Thank you so much, Shawna!

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  5. shalzmojo · April 3

    Recently I made a trip to a beach town and was marvelling at how the waves caress the shore for a few moments and then let go. It was a beautiful revelation to me and reading it here just echoed that moment all over again for me.
    Cheers
    B is for BodyArt #atozchallenge

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    • AK.Prowling · April 3

      Thank you for stopping by to read! I’m so happy you could relate to what I wrote. Cheers!

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  6. Shweta Suresh · April 3

    Very good. Beautifully written!

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  7. sanchthewriter · April 3

    Beaches are my happy place for sure. I live a 5-minute drive from one and it’s so therapeutic on stressful days. The waves calm me, as does the sand. The smell of the sea is so inviting.

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    • AK.Prowling · April 3

      Couldn’t agree more. I have many happy memories associated with beaches! Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. ridhiik · April 3

    Aah! the feel of the morning sea breeze….you took me right there …..definitely thinking about a vacation now. Loved it

    randommusing2017.wordpress.com

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  9. Love your description of a beach, you conjured up many memories.

    Visiting from AtoZ

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  10. Keith's Ramblings · April 3

    As I write this I can see the beach from my window. It’s where I go for peace, for inspiration – and exercise! I can’t imagine living without a beach outside my door. I too have written about a beach today. Come build sandcastles with me!

    Today in Amble Bay!

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    • AK.Prowling · April 3

      Oh you are lucky! I wish I could live by the sea too! Heading to your blog soon! Thank you so much!

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  11. ashwinimrinalbhagat · April 3

    Your writing was vivid that all of my younger days spent in those beaches came by .. Thanks!

    http://mindmatters-ash.blogspot.in/2017/04/b-for-band-girl-to-z-challenge-2017.html

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  12. Marna Reed · April 3

    I’m long overdue a beach trip!
    I need to curl my toes in some sand. 🙂
    Your description is lyrical.

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  13. Ashish Vinayak · April 3

    Really well written! 🙂

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  14. Old grey-haired Hippie Lady · April 3

    I grew up in a coastal beach town in California.LOVE the beach. Now I live close to the mountains and forests. Love that too.

    Debby

    Baby Boomers – sheltered from life’s fallout??

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    • AK.Prowling · April 4

      That’s great. I live in the middle of a bustling city. No mountains or beaches. You are very lucky!

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  15. Debbie D. · April 4

    There’s something very soothing about the beach. A great getaway! 🙂
    Debbie @ THE DOGLADY’S DEN
    Latest Post: BORN TO BE WILD: From Teenybopper to Rockchick

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  16. Weekends in Maine · April 4

    I am lucky to live close to the ocean. It is one of the most peaceful places. WeekendsInMaine

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  17. imperator_mariosa · April 4

    I’m here from the AtoZ Challenge 🙂
    Your Post is quite thought provoking. I especially love this sentence,
    “I realized that the sea never holds onto the sand. It lingers by the shore for a bit, savours a few moments and lets go.”
    I’ve never thought about this before, but its so true.

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    • AK.Prowling · April 5

      Thank you for your kind words. It’s something I realized that evening. The sea always lets go. 🙂

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