A contribution by Jeff1
A spot on the beach all to yourself - Your planning has paid off! You've gotten an early start and you are ready for the day. The ocean sparkles. Is the tide going in or out? It doesn't matter; this spot is perfect; you won't have to move. Spread out your blanket; put up your umbrella. Dig out those paperbacks that looked so intriguing at the bookstore; which one will you crack open first? Save the swimming for later; It's a beautiful day and other beachgoers are bound to appear soon enough. The wind is light; the surf ideal - Maybe today you'll dare to use your boogie board for more than just a picnic table. Is it too soon to open the cooler? It's up to you; the day is yours.