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The last splash







A friend mentioned a couple of weeks ago, on a particularly hot day, that they'd had one last evening swim. The last swim?  The last splash in the ocean for the season?  Well, I wasn't done. Not yet.

Just like the last cherry or the last peach, the last swim for the season is one to savour. With a little over two weeks left of daylight savings, I had my fingers crossed that there'd be an opportunity for one more swim.

Yesterday afternoon with the weather still warm, we took our chance to pack a hurried picnic, grab the swimmers and head to the beach for that delicious last swim.  

We swam in the salty sea, feasted on apples and cheese, scrambled on the warm rocks and ran along the shore. We soaked up the last of the golden afternoon rays and wished we were camping.  But as the sunlight began to fade, we reluctantly packed the car.

Salty skinned and feeling that wonderful tiredness you get from the sea air, we brushed off our sandy feet headed home.

A little wistful that this time, it may indeed have been the last splash.

21 comments:

  1. so love the last swim of the season. here, celebrating the unfolding of spring, we have already trekked down to the beach for our first beach afternoon in ever so long. hoping to scrape some sand of our salty feet tomorrow as well... so love your new blog design! it is just perfect! I keep messing around with my space trying for something cleaner and lighter... haven't quite got there & if I may ask, what camera do you use? your photography is just brilliant.
    xo

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    1. Thanks so much for lovely words Rebecca. I always enjoy reading what bloggers are doing on the other side of the world in the complete opposite season. I think your blog looks great!

      I use the basic Canon EOS 1000D - one day I might take it off the automatic setting!
      x

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    2. Thanks so much Michelle! Your words are so kind.Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

      I am saving up for a camera so perhaps I can get photos as lovely as yours someday. Looking forward to your next blog post from the other side of the world. xo

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  2. Beautiful words and photos Michelle. It is hard to believe summer is slowly fading, it is 40 degrees here today with a horrible hot wind. Where is autumn I wonder?

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    1. I wonder about autumn too Jane, but I am happy if this hot spell gives my tomatoes a chance to ripen - we haven't picked any yet!

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  3. Lovely photos of what is possibly your guys' last splash of the season.

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  4. only thing is sometimes you don't realise it was the last swim until it was... I reckon you did it better knowing it was the last swim for the season ;)

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    1. Yes I know, that's why I so keen to actually have a "last" swim, because the thought of no more for a while just wouldn't do!

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  5. Maybe summer will linger and you'll get a bonus swim. Very envious as we can't shake off winter and still have snow instead of warm spring days.

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    1. Let's hope so Anne, but I'm hoping you'll get your spring time weather soon.

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  6. Despite coolish temperatures predicted for this weekend, I'm determined that I'll get one. last. swim. in.
    Looks like a gorgeous way to spend yours...

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    1. The good thing about autumn swimming is the water is still warm, so even if the air is a little cooler it's not so bad once you get in!

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  7. I know we're MUCH farther North .... but it feels like we'll be swimming for months to come, here. Kellie xx

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  8. Such a beautiful post, you have me longing for the sea. It is so cold here in the uk at the moment that the sea swim seems impossible :-(

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  9. How odd it always is to me, to read posts from across the Equator! You are preparing for Autumn and Winter, but here in Texas we are looking forward to weather warm enough to have our First Swim! I have been browsing for a swimsuit this last week in anticipation :) Your afternoon sounds absolutely lovely, however.

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  10. Lovely photos - I can smell the salt air from here! :)

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  11. Gorgeous post Michelle.
    I had what I thought might be the last swim recently too. Any swims after that are bonus swims

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