We arrived there at 10am. We were excited to take a dip because the beach at Costa Marina was looking so promising and enticing. By the time we settled down, the sea was gone. It shied away from us. You have to walk what seemed to be hundred meters away from the shore to get your knees wet. You have to sit down or lie down to get your whole body wet.
The whole time we were at the beach, we were waiting for high tide to come back again.
Then the clock hit 4pm-- the arrival time of the last boat to take us back to the city. Time to pack up. As we were leaving the whole sea came rushing in. Back to its glory, its depth, its clarity, its wholeness.