Skimming Over the Beach. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl

September 30, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Appreciation of grace

Skimming Over the Water's Edge

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Skimming Over the Water's Edge 20220918 850_3978Skimming Over the Water's EdgeA gull skims along the water's edge with a wing just touching the wet sand for a moment. Scarborough State Beach, Narragansett, Rhode Island

When the wind pipes up and the waves start rolling in, gulls tend to seek the ground. They will nestle into the sand and their flight path is low along the water's edge. As gulls adjust their flight path, the opportunity to observe them increases.

This gull is near the water's edge, making us think of a "Wing In Ground Effect" (WIG) craft. In the air, but near the water. The result is that the wing touches the water and sand ever so slightly. And in so doing, we appreciate the mix of aerobatic and near-aquatic gracefulness at Scarbough State Beach.

 

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