The beach is a place where all the stresses and worries of life disappear.
It can be both a place of complete relaxation, and also a place of excitement and fun. There are times when all that can be heard is the comforting sound of the waves hitting the shore and other times during the summer when the crowds of people are so massive that the sound of children playing and family cookouts completely cover all the natural sounds that the lassoer creates.The beach has many great things to experience, it Is one of the few places a person can go where they can be completely content by Just sitting and taking in their surroundings. The warm and soft sand moves beneath the feet of visitors as they are taking a relaxing walk down the shore. The visitors pass by children building small sandcastles and a strong smell of suntan lotion fills the alarm surrounding them.
The slowly inching tide approaches the sandcastles and starts to chip away at them piece by piece.The water hits the tiny structures and the color of the sand darkens as it Is pulled away into the cold lake. The seemingly endless lake Is lust one of the amazing sights to see, On very rare occasions when the water Is clear and still enough, the shimmering reflection of the sun causes it to resemble a giant sheet of glass. On hot summer days an abundance of boats occupy the water, from a distance they Just appear to be shiny objects speeding across the lake but close up they hold families smiling, laughing, and creating memories.Beyond the boats the lake continues for miles until It appears to reach an end where the silhouette of Chicago sits peacefully in the distance. From so far away the massive city where millions live looks only the size of a large boat and all that is visible are the buildings large enough to see which creates a bar graph Like shape to the distant place. Back on the shore a group of friends play volleyball together. It can be seen that countless different groups have played at the net by how worn and old it appears to be.
The lack netting is frayed and has gaps in it where pieces have ripped off. At the edges of the net are two surprisingly sturdy wooden posts that hold the net securely in place. An athlete’s arm swings through the alarm and launches the volleyball creating a loud clapping sound that echoes down the beach. The ball soars over the net and creates a splash of tiny grains of sand when it hits the ground. Throughout the crowds there are a large number of tents that vary in color and size. Families sit under these tents In bright colored beach chairs to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Deer the tents there are coolers stocked with drinks and snacks, the smells of hotdogs and burgers fill the air as a family begins to use a portable grill. Above the shore the sky is overwhelmingly bright and displays a gradient of different shades of blue.
Many unique kites are flown overhead, gliding In place while large patches of clouds move quickly past In the background creating small moments of cool shade when they cover the sun, which is a great refreshing break 1 OFF the sky and water meet, when the sky is the right color they start to blend at the distant edge of the lake.As the day goes on and the afternoon comes to an end, the crowds start thin out until there are only few people left. Forgotten or lost items are seen everywhere, from children’s brightly colored plastic sand toys lying half buried by the tide, to beach towels and big umbrellas being blown around by the wind.
A vacant but peaceful feeling replaces the chaotic sounds created by the crowds. The sun slowly descends and glows beautiful yellow and orange tints as it disappears behind the lake. The water has calmed and the now secluded landscape becomes quiet and still.Without the sun shining so bright the sand has become a grayish shade instead of its once yellow and gold color. Lights from distant people and structures can be seen flashing along the shore showing that there is still a presence of others enjoying the evening on the beach. The sounds of wildlife become louder, a wide variety of critters can be heard chirping and buzzing continuously. The relaxing environment is interrupted when the occasional buzzing sound of mosquitoes becomes too much and the day at the beach comes to an end.