A Day Of One; A Day Of Many (#518)

Solitary walk along Sand Dollar Beach, breakfast sandwich in hand, munching away contentedly, Whisper to the Wild Water playing thru my iPod.

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Just me and the sea birds.

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As I walked along there were sand dollars the size of pennies strewn across the beach by the tide.  Gathering them, admiring each and putting them safely in my pocket; I became absorbed in my own world of surf, seabirds, music and the sweet scent of the sea.

Then a pulse of movement, orange jumpsuits, boots marching along the sand.

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A prison work crew, lunch kits in tow, along with park rangers.  Heading up the beach to parts unknown.

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Leaving only footprints in the sand.

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Again, just the birds and the surf and I.

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I found so many sand dollars, I felt like I was standing on the mother of all sand dollars just beneath the sand.

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Back along the beach, looking for my shoes.  Wonder of wonders, a party of horses and riders.

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I found my shoes,  having enjoyed a day of wild and joyful.  And, at times unexpected.  But all the same, wild and joyful.

It started and ended as a party of one, but with many betwixt and between.

Forever Grateful ~ Annie

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About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Grateful for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace. Inhale love; exhale gratitude.
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8 Responses to A Day Of One; A Day Of Many (#518)

  1. Leya says:

    A serene walk…only the birds and the waves – with interruptions only leaving footprints in the sand. It’s like a poem. A poem about life.

  2. Connie T says:

    My son loves to look for sand dollars. We are going to Pismo beach in 2 weeks. I like your pictures.

  3. Patti Kuche says:

    Wow Annie, it was all happening out there. What a great set of shots, not to mention variety!

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