Waves crashed and foamed towards the bleached sand, tumbling shells and knots of seaweed onto the beach. I gazed at the sun melting behind the mountain. The sky turned crimson and one elusive cloud drifted across it. I swathed myself in my towel and pulled my legs up onto the cozy rock. Oyster catchers pecked at mussels clinging onto the rough surfaces and scurried off when I stretched for my basket. The rock was losing its warmth rapidly.
The last strollers lingered on the Catwalk. I slithered off the rock and immersed my toes in the water, before gathering up my paraphernalia.