There’s not much to do at the beach. One can sunbath (not long and with plenty of sunscreen), read (although not a book one does not want sanded and oiled), swim (becomes boring quickly…and wet), think (mostly garbage), watch people (usually unfulfilling, because most are unattractive and uninteresting), and contemplate the world in front of your eyes (clouds, birds, waves, crabs, etc.). Of course, reading is the most satisfying beach activity, but it is beneficial to rest one’s eyes by focusing on distant features.
Fortunately for you, I had at least one camera with me at all times while on the beach. I can share with you over the next few days a few of the sights that caught my roving eye. This will be more interesting for you than watching paint dry...
In case you have no drying paint that needs watching, you can waste time on the third installment. There were plenty of birds eking out a living on the beach. They did not bother me, and I did not bother them (although I did fail to get them to sign a release for photo rights).
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.