Every time I say, write, or think “On the Beach” I think of Nevil Shute’s book by the same name. I read that book in the early 60s and I was captivated by the adventure and horror; but, nothing so global or literary about this post. I love the beach with a couple/three caveats. The caveats are: no sand; no water; no heat. So pretty much I want to stay on the sidewalk and in the shade. But, my family likes the sand, the water, and the sun and so to show my good spirit and demonstrate my cooperative and loving nature, I went to the beach. Of course I had my camera with me but my vision of the beach and the people in the beach is actually just a tiny bit different than the reality. I have tried to enhance the photos I took with a little dramatic license to emphasize what “eye” saw when I took the shot. These were all taken at Laguna Beach.
These first two remind me of what an old sailor once told me, “You can never turn your back on the sea.” Wading in the shallow water seems innocent enough but the power of the sea even in the shallowest of waters is pretty awesome. This young lady innocently walks out into the “calm” and shallow ocean…and then the wave very suddenly breaks.
Not too, too far away from the breaking wave was a boogie boarder. The waves were actually pretty good for him and he had lots of rides and action. I caught the one below of him just as he was coming in for a landing.
And last, but not least, a selfie on the beach. Lots of cell phones naturally although I think most of them were doing PokemonGo and not selfies.
Laguna Beach Selfie