There were fresh footsteps in the sand...
Footsteps captured by sand so perfectly show our pauses and motions in life.
The girl had stopped (two foot imprints together),
maybe to look out at the sea,
maybe to watch the water as it gathered around her toes and to sink her feet into the sand.
But now she is moving forward again,
ready to go where ever,
her footsteps (i.e.God) might take her.