I love a beach. Most love a beach. Have you ever wondered why? I once read a book that theorized that humans are of course descended from Apes and Apes at one time lived on the shore. Thus we seem to be drawn back to those sandy refuges. Do we buy that theory? We are unique in comparison to apes, we certainly have less body hair (a big fan of that I am), we have a lesser sense of smell and of course we have the ability to swim underwater. We tend to adapt to the water better. Not sure I really buy that theory but thought it was interesting.
People, in general, prefer to live near the water. We see it as an escape. We use it for recreation and entertainment. Who hasn’t dreamed of owning some oceanfront property at one time or another? When you’re at the beach have you ever had that very conversation about buying the perfect place with a view of the most beautiful sunset?
Children and adults love to frolic in the water, play in the sand and soak up the sun. Some of the best architecture one will ever see are designed upon the sand… that’s right the wonderful and creative sandcastle! Could it also be the palm trees? Those perfect natural umbrellas that shade us from the elements, standing tall and proud.
We all have our reasons for enjoying a day or week or a vacation home on the beach. When at the beach, life just seems to be better, people seem nicer and well whats better than a frozen drink, sun-kissed bodies and some surf. Did I mention the sun-kissed bodies? Those shots will be for another post! For now enjoy some more palm trees…
Aruba was a fantastic stop on this voyage. The beach was the perfect ending to a wonderful day. I love a beach….do you?