Living in London, I don’t spend a lot of time on a beach. But it is less than 70 miles away so it would be ridiculous not to travel there when an oportunity arise. And so, on the last week-end of August, I found myself in Hastings. It was a bank holiday and I had three days to explore. I could have had a microadventure, after all I hadn’t slept outdoors that month and this was my last chance. But I decided not to. Instead, I took long walks on the cliffs by the coast, I explored the old streets of Hastings, and lay on the beach thinking of nothing and enjoying the last of the Summer holidays.
All the while, I was conscious that I had missed a month in my year of microadventure. I tried not to let it bother me, but it did. So when I remembered, Jonathan (from In Which I) microadventure challenge, I rose to the task. His microadventure challenges are simple. There are no rules, not even a need to spend a night under the stars. In August, the theme was ‘Explore a border’. This was perfect. I was after all at the frontier between land and water, between the UK and France. To make it more of a challenge, I decided to make a short film about the sea. I kept it simple, focused on the water meditative aspect and created this video.