When traveling with my grandparents, I’ve always loved visiting the beach. *The sand between my toes, the wind in my hair; t is my paradise. All my life I have had the desire of going somewhere exotic with an astonishing view of the water from almost anywhere I stand. If I had a ticket to anywhere, I’d choose Fiji because of the beautiful beaches, the scenery, and the glass floors in the over-the-water housing. I can imagine #the sun is steadily descending to the point where the sky meets the horizon, therefore, creating a cluster of beautiful hues across the evening sky. #When looking down towards the beach, I could see the sky reflecting across the water, thus giving it a yellow-orange coloring. %As I step onto the damp, soft sand, my feet sink as the sand pushes its way between each toe, wedging into the creases and heaps above even my big toe. #With each step I take sand sticks to the bottom of my feet, leaving imprints of my journey towards the line where the land and sea meet together. The water is so clear, from where I stand on the beach, I could see the turtles swimming around just above the ocean floor along with small schools of fish swimming around showing off their aquamarine coloring. +When I reach the water I stand for a few minutes admiring how all the different hues work perfectly together, forming such a beautiful scene that only God himself could create. #When stepping into the warm, translucent waters I would be able to see every grain of sand as it swirls around my ankles within the miniature waves created by my movement as I inch forward.
Far in the distance, I could see dolphins jumping above the water playfully splashing as their bodies submerged beneath the surface. +The scenery would be like my childhood imagination was becoming a reality before my bare eyes. In every direction, there are things I would have never dreamed I’d see. Strolling down the meandering trails, there is a new experience around every corner. All the white sandy beaches, the coral gardens, the lagoons: Things the majority of people can only dream of having the privilege to experience. %No matter where I would turn there would be luminous colored flowers, which seem to awaken the world, bringing it to life. The air around me would have a sense of calmness like nothing dreadful could happen in this little world around me. #Looking into the treetops, I would notice vibrant colored birds flying from tree to tree looking for a treat, or even just a cool, shady place to escape from the blazing sun. #The trails in front of me are bare except for the occasional animal scurrying past and the exposed roots from the trees creating an arch above my head as I walk. #As the wind shifts, the sand in the air would brush past me, raising each hair on my arm, sending chills down my spine, but cooling me off at the same time.
The ocean water is just a small distance away, consequently, #forcing me to inhale the salty aroma produced from rotting seaweed far beneath the ocean surface. #While unpacking my bags, I would be able to glance out the window and get a glimpse of the beautiful birds colored so vibrant compared to the sage treetops surrounding them, however, looking down through the floors I could see into a completely different world. Staying in an on-the-water living arrangement, I would get to enjoy the privilege of having four-foot deep glass floors all throughout the house. Thus allowing me to enjoy the sight of the vibrant colors of the coral reefs and the marine life swimming below me. #While watching the schools of multi-colored, iridescent fish swim under my feet, I can’t help but feel as if though I am somehow a part of their world; making me feel as though I am a mermaid in the waters of Fiji. Having the opportunity to travel to Fiji would be a dream come true. +It would be like taking a child to Disney World; I would be overwhelmed with joy. The beaches, the scenery, and the glass floor over-the-water living is something I’ve always wanted to experience, therefore, if I had a ticket to anywhere, I’d choose to go to Fiji.