The beach
Sunshine and sand
Wind and waves
Blankets and bikinis
Children and sand castles
Umbrellas and Ray Bans

Not quite
Such a beach

Wide and shallow
Stretch of sand
Waves become gentle rollers
Rollers become a foamy wash
Reaching far onto shore
Ending in a languid ripple
Even in the season of storms

Camera in hand
I explore
All the exquisite features
Of the beach
That is not
That kind of beach

Chesterman Timelapse
Chesterman Beach
Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, 2017

In response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, Variations on a Theme.