We packed up the camper with the essentials – the wine, the dog and our desire. Our desire for each other as well as our desire to be at the water’s edge, feel the wind in our faces and taste the delicacies that the ocean had to offer us – crab, salmon, prawns and oysters.
Our camping spot was right on the beach with nothing between us and China but the vast ocean that soothed and thrilled at the same time. The enormity and sheer beauty of it never ceased to awe and restore.
It poured rain but we didn’t care. The soothing patter of the rain drops hitting the aluminum roof combined with the melodious swooshing of the waves crashing against the shore lulled us into a delicious, lethargic stupor and we were quite content to wallow in kisses and caresses while we waited out the weather.
When we finally did emerge wearing yellow rain gear and utter contentment, we sipped on crisp, bubbly champagne and supped on the freshest seafood – cedar-planked salmon, freshly shucked oysters and steamed Dungeoness Crab so sweet that we ate it unadorned.
We shared our bounty with a European couple who marveled at the beauty of the spot and the exquisite taste of the food. And we nodded – knowingly and proprietorially – because we had already claimed this place as our own.
Flicker of Inspiration Prompt #8: I Need a Vacation
Write about a trip either you or a character has taken. It doesn’t need to be a literal trip but can be more of figurative journey. If you’re writing memoir, what do you remember most about this trip? Do you remember what it’s like to go somewhere you’ve never been? If you’re writing fiction, describe your character’s trip vividly. Make us feel what your character felt, see what they saw, experience what they experienced.
I have also linked this post to Studio Thirty Plus as the prompt this week was “The Taste of Summer”.