Descriptive Essay

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August 2005 was the first time I came here. I wasn’t sure at first if I would like it but it soon become apparent to me that this place was special. As I walked closer the smell becomes more pungent, the intensity of it increases. The closer I get the addiction to the smell comes over me, wanting more the closer I move. The smell isn’t helped by the sea breeze blowing head on like a snowball being thrown into your face. It’s cold. As I close my eyes I can hear the slow and monotonous drone of the wind turbines. I’m knee depth in the long green grass that sways from side to side in the wind. From time to time you’ll just see the tip of my dogs head as she jumps above the top of the grass. Beyond the grass is a path where cyclists race along. All you hear as they pass by is the music blaring from their headphones as they compete individually against each other. Walking over the path I move closer to the edge of the cliff so that I can take in the spectacle of what this ...view middle of the document...

As my foot hits the sand it sinks down making it hard for me to walk, with every step that I take further from the cliff towards the water the wind strengthens. The cold air causes a tear to drip on the side of my face. The more I walk across the sand, a pain starts to set in to my calf muscles, and the burn feels galvanizing.
The waves crash down on the sand like the bang of a drum. At the waters edge lays a mound of green seaweed, which continues to be built up higher and higher with every wave. The water is a murky green color and isn’t attractive to the eye in anyway. I try to resist but the temptation is too much, I take off my socks and shoes and roll up my pants. My breath is taken away but the temperature of the water, I can no longer feel my toes but my dog seems the cold as being irrelevant and is having too much fun to even consider not jumping through the waves. As I walk back towards my shoes the sand sticks to my feet. The sun has hidden itself behind a thick black cloud that lurks over the bay. I can see the old red café at the far left hand side of the beach. A green neon light up sign sits in the window. The door rattles in the wind making each step closer more daunting. The smell of cooking food entices me in. “Dog Friendly” reads the sign on the door as my hand reaches out and slowly pulls down on the cold door handle, the door screeches as I pull it towards me. I walk in and feels as if I’m in the lunch room at school, the tables and chairs are identical. The white top surfaces are all now a darker shade or cream and the chairs a discolored red. The place is lifeless. I order a hot drink to warm me up, the smell of chocolate is overwhelming as the pour hot cocoa into a cup in front of me. The cup matches the color of the table and as I bring it to my lips I can see each individual crack. The hot cocoa heats the inside of me like a furnace and instantly makes me feel better about the place. The cocoa is unusually dark in color making me question the recipe of the drink. I look up towards the ceiling and around the room, in the top right hand corner I see a whole in the roof. Which explains why the place feels so cold and dark inside. The light above my head flickers as the two next to it beam down on me like a stage light. I finish my drink and make my way outside back on to the sand.

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