The sea, a foamy grey gauntlet of infinity, stretched out before its red-clad challenger.
Andi stopped swimming.
The sky reflected sea reflected sky: dark storm clouds layered, crossed, frothed in the ever-stronger wind. She no longer heard the rhythmic crashing of whipped-up waves striking against the sea wall rocks. The sea wall, and its proffered protection, were far behind her. She hated that sound.
Andi closed her eyes.