I am not one to go to the beach on good a day. Growing up going to the beach was to go when it was bright and sunny but these days people go at night and leave in the wee hours of the morning. In August of 2011, I went to the beach with family and friends. I initiated it, I said it had been a while I had been to a beach in Lagos. The last time before 2011 was in 2006.
All I wanted that day was just to get to the beach by 2 pm and we leave by 6 pm. When it was about 6 pm I asked we start leaving. People started moving one after the other when my cousin walked up to me and asked if I was out of my mind, lol. He said we were just about to witness fun times and I responded that it was getting dark and walked away. He stayed behind with his other friends that came with us. He didn’t return home till about 2 am the next morning and yes they were at the beach all through.
It was in September 2013 I understood what my cousin meant. I went to the beach with a few friends and we got there at about 6 pm. We were going to spend 3 hours max. We eventually didn’t leave till past 11 pm. What we saw when we were driving out amazed me. The fleet of cars driving in at the time we were exiting was insane. I can’t explain it.
I have missed going to the beach, to be honest. The last time I was at the beach was in June 2018. I think I will like to go sometime soon.