Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 8.
On the beach . . . This little red sand crab was not disturbed by the roar or crashing of waves on the sand. He was not bothered by rain drops from the black stormy clouds above. He did not care that a school of porpoises were feeding near the ocean’s edge. He was not troubled by the birds that circled overhead. And he didn’t mind that I had intruded into his space. He simply kept on working, a little bit at a time. Repetitive. A few grains of sand at a time. He carried them away from his hole, patted them down, and scurried back to the entrance to his hole. There he’d sit for a few seconds before shooting out of sight.
This evening we prepared fresh seafood.
Cleaning fresh shrimp
Black clams hot off the grill!
Ripe plantain fried, eaten with a bit of white cheese
Grilled black clams drizzled with lime juice
Plantain chips covered with a mixture of shrimp
that was sauteed in butter and fresh garlic,
chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and lots of lime juice.
Eating grilled clams in the half shell
Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for hosting
2017 Slice of Life Story Challenge
I think I started to feel like I was really at the beach when I was in the middle….and like a good beach story I was compelled to watch the waves until the end – sunset!
I enjoyed this visit with your crab.
🙂 Thanks for coming by!
Loved this. Wish I could be at the beach right now. 🙂
🙂 I am perpetually wishing to be at the beach when I’m away from it.
You had me at beach! The seafood was just an added bonus. Ha!
So glad you could spend a moment with me on the beach, Linsey.
I love the smallness of the moment you chose to write about and how that small moment blooms into the parallel with dinner.
Love the way you noticed the parallel presentation. Thanks for stopping by, Maryann!
Sometimes I wish that I could be as focused as that crab. Your pictures have my mouth watering.
Your comment is going to make me think of this little crab when I need to focus on a project… one grain of sand at a time, right?
There was something very soothing about watching that crab move to the sound of the sea. The seafood you prepared looks delicious!
I’m with you, Tara. I think almost everything along the edge of the ocean is soothing.
I love the words and the corresponding video. And then I so enjoyed seeing the beautiful seaside dinner you prepared. Your post makes me long for spring and summer.
Thank you, Christine. Winter seems to have hung on longer in some places this year.
Oh how I long to live close to the water! Fresh seafood. Walking by the sea. Sigh…I’m so envious of this! LOVE this post!
I agree; there is nothing quite like being near the sea!
As I live so close to the sea I am always curious about beach experiences. Loved seeing and reading about your little red crab. Capturing small moments, noticing small details, that’s what we writers do. Moments worth capturing and sharing. Thanks for affirming this in your post Alice.
I love noticing and recording the small. We watched that crab for about 20 minutes. I so wanted to get closer to him but was concerned that he’d go into hiding or run away. My iPhone just couldn’t get me any closer.
Love this study of the crab. While he might not have been bothered by the sound of the waves, I enjoyed it!
I know I will enjoy that sound when I get home and these days are a memory.
I got worried for a minute that your little crab was on the menu…. I love the image that this created in my mind and I love even more that I got to watch that image come to life in your video!
LOL… after I read your comment, I inserted a line in the post.