I have the strangest desire to be sitting on a beach; somewhere tropical, with clear blue skies, translucent water, golden sand beneath me. A book in one hand and a cocktail in the other.

Unfortunately, there’s so much wrong with that image I don’t even know where to begin!
I hate beaches, sand getting everywhere and making everything all gritty.
Hot sun? I’ll turn into a lobster.
Cocktail? I’d rather an ice-cold bottle of beer.
And I couldn’t sit still for five minutes without getting bored, getting up and wanting to do something. How do people do it? Lay there for hours cooking themselves? How are they not bored?

So I have no idea where this daydream came from. I suspect it isn’t mine so if you’ve lost it, let me know and you an come and pick it up…

Where would I rather be?
I’d like to be wandering the streets of Amsterdam. It houses more historic buildings than any other city in the world and it has one of the largest historic city centres in Europe, consisting of 90 islands linked by 400 bridges. Most of its historic buildings and streets have remained unchanged since the 19th century, due to the fact that there was no major bombing in the city during World War II.

Where am I?
London. I do however have that ice-cold bottle of beer in my hand!.

3 thoughts on “Beach

  1. Haha I hate beaches as well. I’m not a fan of getting tanned, or burned (which is what happens to me most of the time). I also want to do things and not just lie there.

    Last time I went on the beach I chased the waves. But I couldn’t swim because I didn’t like putting my eyes into the salty water. I just stood in the water. If the water hit my face that was fine, but I can’t say it was pleasant. Especially when I ended up with sand in my swimming costume.

    I prefer going for a walk in the park, or just sitting on a porch in a chair with a hot or cold drink, enjoying the sunset or the morning. That’s my kind of thing 🙂


  2. I like the beach, but like you, I can’t go out for very long even with sunblock!

    Last time I went, I was burnt like a lobster. It sucked so bad, so that’s why I love going to the lake instead! More manageable!


  3. Oh my goodness, I’ll take my dream back! Haha, I love the beach. Unfortunately I live in the smack middle of the USA, so the nearest beach is like a fourteen hour drive away. My parents own a timeshare down in Florida, though, so almost every year growing up that’s where we spent a week for vacation. My family and I would just lazy on the beach all day, reading or napping or playing in the sand or getting in the ocean. I can see how other people find that boring, but that’s just vacation for us, I guess.

    Because of how lazy and relaxing our vacations always have been, I differentiate between traveling and vacationing. Vacations are relaxed and lazy, and traveling for me is going someplace new and exploring. When I got married in August, my husband was so bored on our honeymoon because I just wanted to lay by the pool and read! 😛


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