South Beach In and Out of Fog

One of my annual chores is to put out walkway boards at a beach I caretake.

So yesterday I went to the beach.

At home it was calm, sunny and warm.

When I arrived at the beach it was still sunny.

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Wavetops gleamed white in the sun.

There was a line of unaccompanied dog tracks on the sand.

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Where was that critter going, so steadily and purposefully?

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I got the first load of path pallets off the truck, and went home for the second load. While I was getting the second batch, a south wind came up.

I returned to a beach in fog.

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Looking to the east while on the walkway, this is what I saw.

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The view from the top of the dunes.

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Standing at the edge of the Atlantic —

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I saw only three things: fog, water, and sand.

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