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Life lessons from a day on the beach

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15.02.2019

If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, you could always go to a medical clinic and sit for an hour and a half in an airless waiting room packed with dozens of sniffling slow-dying people, so by the time you finally see a doctor you have 11 new diseases including measles and a fruit bat virus.

Or you could do what I did and just go to a beach – no waiting room, no contagion, no prescriptions, no consultation fee, and it’s all bulk-billed. Mostly seagull bills, but sometimes a hooded plover if you’re sitting in a protected spot where you’re not supposed to be sitting.

As I lay on my towel, the calming ocean sounds helped me escape my mental worries – family stuff, global problems, confusion over whether you should or shouldn’t put parmesan on a seafood pasta...Credit:SHUTTERSTOCK

The beach cured ALL of my ailments. The bracing sea air cleaned out my lungs like a Karcher high-pressure water blaster blasted into each nostril. The........

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