Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Oh, I do like to be…

Current work: Modern Heat, but depends on the disruption re fitting of new carpets
Listening to: Def Leppard and Satie
Reading: next on TBR

Yup, you can guess where I went at the weekend.

Saturday saw glorious sunshine, so we headed for the beach. You know I was running on about how the water is turquoise on the south coast but not around my part of the North Sea? I stand corrected. This was Cromer on Saturday. Note the colour of the water. (Actually, I should probably have done that as a saturated shot because through polarising glasses it was very turquoise.)


The tide was out and the wet sand was so inviting. Daughter and I looked at each other and the shoes were off in record time. The water in the rockpools was warm, but we were drawn to the sea: a-paddling we did go. (Actually, all of us did. Even my teenager-in-training had a smile on his face and admitted that he was glad we’d dragged him away from the X-box after all. ) The water was cool but not icy: just perfect for an early autumn day. And it was definitely autumn: it was hard to tell where the sea ended and the sky began.
By the time we finally strolled back to the car you could see mist hanging around the cliffs.
The beach is OK in summer, but I like it best in autumn. And in winter, when the sea is grey and roaring and the wind blows straight from Siberia to remove cobwebs from the brain, and there are only a few equally eccentric people and their dogs around.

Couldn’t resist one or two arty shots. This is next to one of the groynes, where clearly some seaweed had settled for just long enough to leave a sandprint before being washed away by the tide. Looks like some kind of prehistoric forest...

6 comments:

ninaharrington said...

Lovely pics. Could this be the last good weekend? Thanks for sharing.

Kate Hardy said...

Nina - thanks. You could be right about the weekend (it's very grey outside right now). But then again... we often have a lovely October half term. (Better do, this time, as we're in London doing girly things!)

Nell Dixon said...

with the wind blowing and the waves roaring in on the sand.

Nell Dixon said...

Mmm, it ate half my comment - how odd lol

Jan Jones said...

Fabulous pics, Kate. Loved the sea-into-sky which is just SO east coast. Also your arty beach imprint.

Lacey Devlin said...

I especially love the last prehistoric forest shot :) Fantastic Kate!