Ailsa’s Travel Theme in Where is My Backpack this week asks for Ripples. This word is open to interpretations, both concrete and abstract. I have posted this photo before in the context of a post on a city hike, but I think it fits the theme very well. These are the ripples, marks of the waves left on the sand that has been swept ashore by the beach along the Burlington (Ontario) lakeshore.
The waves are powerful as they sweep towards the shore, but they become ripples when they recede back to the lake.