Nothing soothes the soul like a walk on the beach. That’s where we spent last weekend, but when we left on Friday afternoon the weather forecast was bleak. Not that it put me off. We were traveling in our camper and we had our site booked in the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, we had friends joining us and plenty of food and wine. All the ingredients of a relaxing weekend. But my plans were to walk on the beach, come rain, hail or shine.
Well, I nearly got my wish. The first night it bucketed down. It absolutely teemed with rain, and the wind was fierce, but by morning the worst was over.
This photo is indicative of my state of mind this past year, an imperfect picture, water on the lens, a lens which recently cracked on a camera that is barely a year old. More frustrations and more things needing to be fixed. But I have to remind myself they’re all temporary. That where there’s a will, and a path, there’s a way. To get through anything.
This path lead from our camp ground to the beach. I walked it many times over the weekend. At sunrise and at sunset. Mostly by myself, first thing in the morning when the others were still snug in their beds. A path well traveled.
On the first morning it was so windy. The sea shore felt wild and primitive and the waves crashed over the rocks like thunder reverberating. I absolutely loved it.
It’s invigorating to be so vulnerable and exposed. I felt a sense of freedom as I walked along the sand with only seagulls for company. This was time to think, to reflect and take in the stark beauty all around me.
As the wind subsided and the colors changed in the sky so did my mood. Calming. Soothing.
And during the day I walked in company. The best way to explore. Time to walk with those I love, laugh and enjoy life. Here I am along the board walk at the Prom with my son.
And this is the track that lead us to beautiful Whisky Bay, taking in the highlights of the Prom on a day when the grey clouds disappeared and the sun found its way out.
Leaving us free to explore this magnificent beach. Dropping the cares and relishing life.
I wish you all sunshine and a peaceful and calm mind today, and if the storm clouds come I hope they pass over and merely cleanse, leaving a silver lining in their wake.
Linked to Jo’s Monday Walk
Stay safe and happy and keep enjoying the journey.