Saturday, February 1, 2014
King tide, and I took more than a plunge
That's when I saw it: a big wave bouncing high and rushing towards me. Then I saw the second one, just on its shoulder. And then the third, lifting its head up to get a good view. Now had I been poised with my boogie board, and turned in the other direction, a triple would have been just what I'd been waiting for, patiently, and I'd be all ready for a ride.
But I was just a reluctant, out-of practice swimmer, caught unawares. The next thing I knew I was tumbling over backwards, bouncing against the sand then up and over in the boiling surf. I stood up shakily, knowing that I'd just had my first swim (or was it that my first swim had me?) And it wasn't so bad.
I waved to the two young life guards who were standing at the water's edge, to let them know that I didn't need rescuing, then took another plunge, and another.
Dear reader, I was refreshed, through and through! And invigorated. And proud.
Do you ever have a day like this, when everything you've been waiting for rolls up, all in one day?Today I had a summer holiday — and it was perfect.