Monday, 19 November 2012

Just a walk on the beach

On Friday morning Daisy and I took a walk along the beach in the mist and drizzle, it was quite refreshing.


 We didn't have much company - just some birds,


and it certainly wasn't the weather for icecreams!


On Friday evening our daughter came home for the weekend. When asked what she would like to do, her answer - apart from some retail therapy was "Just a walk on the beach." (If you remember she is at Uni in Portsmouth, so the sea is close-by for her there too, but she does miss walking Daisy down by the sea.)


Fortunately, on Saturday morning the weather had improved from the day before, although the tide was further in.


We walked along the beach to the pleasure pier which is close to Weymouth latest attraction the     Weymouth Sea life tower.


From the pleasure pier you cam watch the boats coming in and going out of the harbour.



There are still a few leaves remaining on the trees.by the harbour.


This fisherman was coming back into the harbour and saw me taking pictures. I hope he had a successful trip. I wonder how long the seagull had been hitching a lift!


We then retraced our steps admiring the buildings and architecture along the Esplanade.(The Royal Hotel pictured here was built in 1897.)

It's lovely having the children home but weekends always fly by and then the house feels empty again , roll on Christmas!

Hoping everyone has a good week and welcome aboard to my new followers  Dolly mixture from Just a little less, Babsi from Country Lovers and Kay from Deep in the Cornish countryside .Thank you for joining me and also thank you to everyone for your comments, I do enjoy reading them.

Sarah x

32 comments:

  1. Your beaches look lovely Sarah! Like you I enjoy going to the beach as well. It's so peaceful and a great way to clear your head. The first photo looks beautiful with the lights of the houses along the beach in the distance. Very atmospheric!

    Madelief x

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  2. Looks very bracing, I love the sea, whatever the weather! :)

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  3. There is nothing like a Walton the beach out of season. You are lucky! X

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  4. The beach looks so inviting. I love a beach in blustery weather. The image of the boatman an seagull is stunning.
    I, too, walked on the beach today, at the Gulf of Mexico.

    Have a wonderful week

    Helen xx

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  5. lovely to see your coast. i especially love the first photo with the beautiful old buildings!
    x

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  6. Lovely views, I like walking in the not so good weather (except wind, I hate windy days!) as you get a totally different experience and some great atmospheres whether it's sunny, raining, foggy or whatever.

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  7. I too love seeing the sea whatever the weather. Does Daisy like the drizzle - George loves water, the more the better. Charlie, is a retreater - "I'm not going out there to get wet."
    June

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    1. Daisy didn't mind the drizzle but she isn't that keen on rain or water, at least she doesn't come home dripping wet.
      Sarah x

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  8. Lovely photos. It is years since we had a day in Weymouth. We should catch the train along the coast for a day.

    It won`t be long before your young ones are home for Christmas!

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  9. Hey Sarah that first photo has got me hook line and sinker.....I love it perfect beach walking weather.
    Love all your pics and so nice to have your daughter home for the weekend.......

    Have a great week,

    Claire :}

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  10. Today floods, blocked roads,landslides on the Rest and Be Thankful, waterfalls where there have never been waterfalls before, ferries cancelled, then on again, rough crossing, no mobile signal....your walk on the calm beach looks so relaxing!

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    1. Oh dear that sounds dreadful. I did notice lots of rain was going to head in your direction today too, hope it has been better today.
      Sarah x

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  11. It must be lovely to walk at the beach! Beautiful photo's again. I'm glad I still have one son at home. Groetjes, Gerda

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  12. Lovely pics! I really love the last pic with that beautiful old building along the Esplanade

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  13. This is so nice! Once again I love your pictures!
    xo
    Sharon

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  14. looks like a lovely weekend was had by all!
    Bec x

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  15. When we go on holiday we usually spend a few days by the beach and we always go for a walk by the sea. Your coastline is beautiful, I love the building on your last photo, is it still a hotel?

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    1. Hi Paula,
      Yes the building is still a hotel but probably isn't as grand as it once was.
      Sarah x

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  16. Dear Sarah,

    how lucky you are, you live by the sea. I always loved the sea. When I was a child, my parent´s and I lived in Turkey for a few years. Our house was on a little hill, next to the Black Sea, dad often went fishing in the cliffs, life was so easy, ships passed by, everything was wide open, even the mind. Now there´s a little forest next to my house. Sometimes I go there with the dogs. It´s not so refereshing like a walk on the beach, but sitting there, on a trunk, watching the sky through the tree crowns (hope it´s the right word for it)reminds me of sitting in a cathedral.

    Enjoy your life by the sea, little mermaid.
    Warmly Babsi

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  17. Hi Sarah, I feel I have watched the seasons change through your lovely blog!
    I agree it is just great to have them home and hear all about their days whilst a uni!!Lovely pictures, I had a chuckle at 'Mr seagull' hitching a lift! hehe..
    Keep warm and cosy...
    love Maria x'

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  18. I love the water, and now that we live inland in British Columbia I really miss it. It was nice to "experience it" through your pictures! If I took Fergus to walk along the shore I think he would be afraid of the waves. :-)

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  19. Lovely photo's Sarah so nice to have our offspring visit us :-)
    I just love the blue rubber gloves best really made me smile.

    Annie x

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  20. Oh, if only I lived by sea, the beach would be my daily exercise! Suzy x

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  21. I think I like the seaside best in winter!

    I can just imagine that hotel in the 1920s when seaside holidays were all the rage, full of stylishly dressed folk on holiday (everyone was stylishly dressed back then in my imaginary world) ... I wonder how many came in November?!

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    1. I love the imagine you have given us - my Dad lived in Weymouth for about a year around 1925. Initially they stayed in a hotel on the front and he could remember looking out of the window and seeing several bonfires on the beach on November 5th. I don't know whether it was this hotel!
      Many of the hotels along the front have had Christmas decorations up since the end of October to cater for the "Turkey and tinsel breaks", that are taken place at the moment.
      What a contrast between the two ages!
      Sarah x

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  22. Dear Sarah - I always love to see your photos of the coast throughout the different times of the year. Somehow the icecream cone looks so forlorn at this time of year, and yet so enticing in the summer.

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  23. I love the architecture of the Royal Hotel - what a grand place I bet it has many a story to tell and typical of sea side resorts of that period. It must be so hard to run a place of that size now and keep them well maintained. Love the beach walks too. x

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  24. hello there x ive been catching up on posts in blogland and noticed your lovely posting about Polperro! i adore that place and was looking for family holiday cottages for next year. i was trying to remember the name of Polperro to remind my mother- So thank you as i now remember it with such fond memories!- I had come down from university when i was about 24 to live with my mother while i worked and paid off my student overdraft. My mother and her partner played a shanty gig after Morris dancing one evening there on the sea front- I just remember the sounds of the harbour boats, views and the beauty of the place!...You take such wonderful photographs ive really enjoyed my morning catch up b4 im off for appointment in the city. x

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  25. looks lovely. I live a minute walk from our beach and i just dont go there enough!

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    1. It's so easy to not get down to the shore,it helps having a dog and being reminded of how lucky we are to have it on our doorstep.
      Sarah x

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  26. GOod evening Sarah and Daisy! How I would love to walk on your beach! Sending you wishes for a lovely remainder of November! Anita

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  27. Hello, good morning! I come on your blog by chance through Val's Alentejo. I am married and live with my husband and two children and a dog named Stella. we live in the countryside, in a beautiful house with garden and garden. As you try to live in a simple though, here in Italy, it is sometimes difficult. See you soon! Francesca

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