The cottage on the coast
The Tide Comes In
The little cottage overlooks the sea
This is where the family enjoys their vacation
Children playing in the shallows, clambering over rocks
and in the waves so free.
The tide comes in, leaving the glistening beach
strewn with shells and jelly fish
Beyond the tide and reef
treasures and gold not within reach
Sandcastles are built with vigour
Children waiting for the tide to fill their moats
Seagulls sweep overhead
far out to sea you can see the boats
The sun burns at midday beating down
on the colourful umbrellas
Parents sit enjoying the shade, sipping sodas
Nibbling at their Tortillas
The sun starts to dip, the sky turns a soft red
Kids walk languidly, dragging their towels
A day of fun in the sun, sunburnt and tired
They flop down exhausted, ready for bed.
Dreams of beaches and castles in the sand
Mermaids and galleons
the stories of pirates
from far off lands.
Collage of a cute cottage at the beach
The footprints etched in the sand
Amazing what a holiday at the seaside does for the body and soul. Not to mention all the photographs, to enjoy at a later date. Create a scrapbook for your kids to look at when they get older.