Beach Hikes

Beach hikes are the best because there is no elevation. I can walk for miles, barefooted, sand between my toes and shells strewn along the way. Waves repeating melody cancels the cares of the world, healing power of sound and saltwater.

Except in some beaches of Portugal where the hike to the small beach among rugged cliffs is near impossible. A road leads down, the surf pounds and beware of being pulled under.

In Crete the road winds along sharp curves, narrow, sometimes one lane, for miles going down until finally, there is an expanse of beach, pink sand and clear water.

in any season

this offering to the land

brought by the sea

Beach Hikes

Hope to Return

Maybe at Christmas

or next year

to return to Portugal

learn the language

hike on a rugged

coastline

to the surf

of Mediterranean

or Atlantic

hope to return

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NaPoWriMo prompt to the concept of return. Last day for thirty days of writing poetry. So hoping there will be a return to traveling.

Hope to Return

Lost and Found

Just be aware

of the pickpockets

in Athens

on the train

people in front of the doors

that won’t open

now a hand has unzipped

a purse and wallet coming out

caught in the act

thieves working

planned target

move away unsuccessful

A purse is left

at Fortaleza de Sagres

in Portugal

when realized

you run back to where it is

a man sees you running

follows and speaking French

tells you that his wife

has found your bag

you can speak French

bag returned

new friends from Paris

Lost and Found