The Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea outside our front door. This fascinates me. Should we turn left of right? Atlantic or Mediterranean? What a dilemna.
I prefer the Atlantic. It is colder, windier and rougher than the calm, warm Med but you can’t beat it for good sand.
The Atlantic has deep drifts of fine white sand.
Good eating sand.
The Mediterranean has more irregular beaches,
with coarse dark sand.
To truly appreciate the differences in color and texture it is best to use a common, neutral backdrop. Like my kid’s face.
This is Mediterranean sand. Like little ants crawling across his cheeks.
This is Atlantic sand. Like a sprinkling of icing sugar across his nose.
I’m an Atlantic girl. No contest really. It’s not so grainy in the bedsheets and easier to ignore on the floor.