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Escape to Paradise.

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Escape to Paradise. It was a resplendent, clear but breezy day. The wind whisked the water into froth-topped waves. The sun illuminated the skies like a beacon, drawing people to Chaweng beach on Ko Samui. The air was crisp with a faint trace of salt disguised in it. Faith plodded down the cracked stone steps, which led directly onto the beach. She could feel the breeze brushing against her body from all directions, forcing her to sway to and fro. She could taste a tint of salt on the tip of her tongue that was carried in the breeze. The shingle beneath her feet felt like tiny crustaceans nibbling at her toes, crunching as they bite. She hopped across the minute stones straight onto the sand. It was scalding. Standing on it gave the feeling of walking over hot coals, scorching the soles of her feet. As she rushed to the water to cool her feet, she could feel the miniscule grains of sand grinding away against the tight plastic of her shoes. ...read more.


The thin fabric straps plunged into her bare flesh. Finally, she found her destination and gave a sigh of relief. From her bag, Faith revealed a pastel pink towel. She unfolded it and tossed it into the air, the sudden breeze almost tore it away from her arms. Faith ran her hands over the fleecy cotton, smoothing out the creases the unevenness of the sand created. Carefully, she set herself down on the velvety towel. The soft material rubbed against her exposed legs, she felt as if she was outstretched on a cloud. The whole world drifted away as she closed her eyes. A world of darkness enveloped her. Faith woke to discover the sun directly overhead. The sun blinded her as she opened her weary eyes and gazed up to the sky. The sun looked like a melting lump of butter, dripping off a plate onto a clear blue table cloth. The sun was brushing over her skin and appeared to be reaching out to her. ...read more.


She packed her belongings into her bag and shook her towel to discard of any sand. Neatly, she placed the towel in her bag and quenched her thirst with a bottle of water. Further down the beach, huge rocks were stacked on top of each other. Faith headed towards them moving in and out of the bodies sprawled out in the sun. The heat was now oblivious to her as she had become acclimatized to it but the sand still blistered her feet. Eventually, she reached the rock pool. She clambered onto the jagged rocks and examined the contents of the puddles of water. Fish glistened below the surface as they swam in and out of obstacles. Faith ran her finger along the water's surface creating ripples. She was fascinated with the amount of life in such diminutive vicinity. Faith sat on one of the smoother rocks and appreciated the view. She was in her element. The sea stretched out before her and she felt herself drift away, as if it were her own little world, where everything around her was built into her imagination and she treasured every sacred minute of it. ...read more.

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