Although I love walking alone along the beach (with a dog, of course!), having other human company can enrich the experience. Today our close friends Helena and Dave visited for the day and it was with them that we shared a walk around Grossard Point, beachcombing as we talked and walked.
Sea eggs, sponges of all shapes and sizes, brilliant green sea lettuce, cuttlefish bones, abalone shells, pieces of silver driftwood -- treasures the waves had tossed onto the sand for us to find and marvel over. With eyes focused on the flotsam, sunshine falling warm on our backs and feet treading the soft golden sand, beachcombing became a meditation -- one that freed the mind and allowed the exchange meaningful and sometimes intimate conversations.
Sharing Nature's beauty with friends is one of life's greatest joys.