milky way

Morning is my favourite part of the day to sit here on the sun deck. Time for myself, while the others are still asleep. It is still cool and quiet - too early for the kite surfers and children. The beach cleaner machine raking the sand is too distant for me to hear. A man jogs past with his surfboard tucked under his arm, barely sinking into the sand. A hummingbird flits by my chair as I listen to wings and waves.

a lone sandpiper
stops poking through kelp —
bobs towards me