The hottest day of the year, everyone crowd to the coast. Beaches full of families all enjoying the English summer.
Voices rose and fell, a constant noise like the sea waves. People cooled off in the sea, napped on the sand or walked the promenade. Dogs were barking as they chases balls and each other. Seagulls called and eyed up the food on offer. Music was playing from the pier; rides of the children and gambling games for the adults.
Under the shelter of the sun umbrella, I watched the scene, marvelling at everything.
(Inspired by; https://crimsonprose.wordpress.com/2019/07/24/crimsons-creative-challenge-37/ with thanks).