Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Day at the Beach

As I write this post, I am sitting outside in a restaurant across the street from the beach.

I am eating crab bisque (diet be damned) and waiting for my steamed clams.

I spent the better part of today alone, on the beach, reading, writing, listening to music.

People watching also kept me entertained, as did the mere act of just "being".

I have been reminded again today of just how much I love to travel. Even more so I am reminded how much I love to do it alone.

I never feel lonely in these situations. I do, however, feel strong. Independent. Unafraid of anything.

In a few hours my friend Traveller will be off work, and we have dinner plans tonight with one of her friends.

No doubt we will have fun.

But for now I bask in the solitude and enjoy my beer by the beach.



qualcosa di bello said...

i am so glad you are able to post while on vacay...i'm thinking some of your chill is filtering through to those of us plugging along in the work week! :D

Beckie said...

How fun! I am envious - I haven't had a "real" vacation in years. Keep us posted!

Unknown said...

I still like to occasionally go out to lunch with a book alone. IT does feel strong and independent, not lonely. :)