It rained a bit once or twice last week. The temperature dropped today to 21C/70F. Brrrr… Autumn is very clearly here. Yesterday (in the chilly autumn air) I took a long walk on the beach. I usually walk on the paved paseo alongside the beach. I needed a change. It’s a much better workout walking barefoot in the sand. I walked in and out of the surf (couldn’t manage walking “on” it, for some reason) and I was surprised at how comfortable the water felt. I could have gone for a swim. (Click any image to walk with me.)
|LOOKING BACK… BUT NOT DWELLING.|
|STILL FISHING IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON.|
I had my camera and my phone, so couldn’t go in the water beyond my knees. Still wonderful. It was interesting to see everything from another point of view (always a good way to live anyway). The small boats have been hauled up to the beach for their version of winter dry-dock. I spotted the model for Laughing Buddha (click here to meet him) taking a snooze on one of the beached boats. The sand sculptor himself was working on portraits (holding a photo in one hand as he worked on the details) and hauling buckets of water from the surf.
| CENTER BOAT: LAUGHING BUDDHA (MODEL) HAVING A SIESTA,
WHILE THE SCULPTOR HEADS TO THE SURF TO FILL HIS BUCKETS.
|GENIUS AT WORK.
IT’S A LONG HAUL BACK TO HIS “STUDIO.”
|MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE STUDIO:
REAR VIEW OF LAUGHING BUDDHA (RIGHT) AND FRIENDS.