Sunday, 23 June 2013

From blue to grey

This weekend our son and his girlfriend came to stay with us. We were hoping the weather would be as good as when these photos were taken a few weeks ago, unfortunately it was the opposite! So rather than show you lots of grey skies and sea, I will start with the sunnier pictures!




  This is Church Ope Cove in Portland where many of you may have shared a virtual cup of tea with us, back in the Autumn here. This time we are only viewing it from a distance.


Instead we are walking along part of the old railway line, which gives us glorious views of the sea and glimpses of distant views of white cliffs.



  This is small section of Portland breakwater, the majority of which was built by convicts using over 5 million tons of stone from the stone quarries of Portland. Can you see (close to where I live) King George III on his horse. This was sculptured into the chalk in 1808.


It is almost difficult to imagine that this path was once a busy railway line transporting stone down to the sea to be loaded on boats. Nature has now taken this landscape back over.


Back to this weekend and the grey skies and cold wind on Chesil beach.

It's such a contrast to the sunnier pictures above!

  I wouldn't have wanted to be out in this boat, would you? One of the reasons I love living by the sea is that the views constantly change, with the light and the tides. It might have been cold but it can still be exhilarating looking at the waves if you looking it from the shore.


Did the sun shine for you this weekend ?
Sarah x

34 comments:

  1. Some sun, some rain, and today some very strong damaging winds - the poor garden!How nice to have your son and girlfriend home.

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  2. Oh, the blue skies of the first photos! It is rather grey and gloomy atm but like you, regardless of weather if I lived where you do I'd love the constant change of light and tides. It is amazing to think that a rail track was where that path is now! x

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  3. I enjoyed all the photos, even the dull/rainy ones! I had a good weekend as I was by the sea too - I went out on a boat, with changeable weather and great light and clouds :)

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  4. Chesil Beach was a favourite place to visit as a child.

    I feel so priviledged to live by the sea. I notice contrasts incolour and weather so much more, than when I lived in the city.

    Leanne xx

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  5. Love the photo with the white horse. I quite agree with you I wouldn't have been in that boat for all the tea in China. I love watching the sea - the power of it, sometimes as wild as a lion and at other times like a pussy cat, soft and gentle.
    June

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  6. There's something really awe inspiring about a rough sea. Just the power of it. Lovely photos hope you enjoyed your son and girl friends stay x

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  7. We've had over 100 mm of rain in the last 3 days but today, finally, the sun came out. Lovely photos, I feel like I'm there...

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  8. That looks like a small boat to be pot in those big seas, at least you made the most of your weekend. No sunshine here.

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  9. it looks like a beautiful area.. your weather looks a lot like ours. we've had torrential rain and severe weather warnings for a few days.
    x

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  10. We had clouds, wind and rain! The pictures are lovely and being a sailor I can really appreciate how those people in the yacht were feeling xxx

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  11. This weekend we had a bit of sun and a bit of rain, sometimes both at the same time! I love a choppy sea, we have more walks on the beach in December & January than we ever do in the Summer, I love it when there's no one else around and the blustery sea breeze is blowing you on.

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  12. Very dramatic! Our weather is keeping us on out toes isn't it! :) x

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  13. Dearest Sarah,
    Even with bad weather, the sea is beautiful and the way you photograph it shows how much you love it. I'm glad you have had a nice weekend with your beloved persons. Here, we have 37 Celcious , but it's not so pleasant , believe me! You can stand only protected from the sun.

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  14. Always sunny here, I have freckles as proof. The last photo with the choppy water and boat looks frightening! X

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  15. Hi Sarah, sorry that the sun did not shine for you and your visitors but all your pictures look stunning. The cloudy ones are very atmospheric.
    We had a bit of sun between showers but it was windy in the midlands too.
    Jacquie x

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  16. I agree that the changes in the sea and the colours are fascinating; it makes the beautiful blue and gold colours of a fine day even more special. It's very interesting that the coastal path was once a railway line, it is easy to forget how busy (and industrial) the coast could be.

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  17. The contrast between the sets of pictures is very impressive. I hope the people in that boat are okay. It must have been dangerous to be out in those conditions!

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  18. As usual, wonderful pics.

    The sun was shining bright all last week, but yesterday the fog arrived and it looks like another foggy day today. But, I am not fickle. I love the beach EVERY day come rain or shine.

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  19. It didn't with sunshine, but in other ways it did, Sarah! So picturesque! but alas the change in the weather is crazy...as always lovely photographs...It must always feel like a holiday. with views like this...take time to dream. Love Maria x

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  20. Some beautiful photos - both the blue and the grey. Sounds like you had some good family time. I lived in Ardrishaig in Argyll for a couple of years - fronting onto the Crinan Canal and looking out over Loch Fyne, a beautiful sea loch. The views were always changing and I never tired of them - I did find the midges and rain a bit much though! Juliex

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  21. Absolutely beautiful. Really enjoyed your pictures. I wouldnt want to be out on the sea in that weather either like those boaters. We had sun part of the weekend here in Oregon and now we have rain. Will have 80s in a few days.


    ERIKA

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  22. Bloomin' awful weather. Too late for your visitors' stay, but it looks like it may be better this week. Let's hope so.

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  23. No not great weather here in Brixham either. We were supposed to go out on a heritage boat trip on on Sunday on the Vigilance, but the strong winds meant they had to cancel. Such a shame, there will be other sailings later on. Hubby and I like to go for walks even when it's stormy as the waves make such interesting subjects to watch and listen...so long as we have our waterproofs on!

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  24. Beautiful pictures, even the grey ones! A walk beside the sea in stormy weather is quite exhilarating! Here we had a very cold weekend as a polar blast hit the country, some parts had lots of snow, the capital very strong winds. I was inside most of the weekend watching L dance! S:)

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  25. We had both sun and gray days this past weekend in the northern San Francisco, CA, Bay area, Sarah. Thanks for posting your beautiful photos of both the blue and the gray :-) In my last post I tried to share some different views of the Pacific Ocean from Jenner, CA. My oldest sister, our girlfriend and I could not remember seeing the Pacific look so turquoise before. It was very windy and just soooooo beautiful. I have been enjoying viewing some of your older posts since I just found you recently. It is such a treat to see your views of the world around you, and I am so glad you are blogging! ...the sea, and sheep, and flowers and general loveliness.....ahhhhhh :-) Thanks!!!
    xx,
    Gracie

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  26. Blue or grey, you are lucky to live so close to the coast. Your photos are lovely.

    S xx

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  27. Loving all the photos- the blue and grey, the sea, the boats - all of it, Thanks for sharing your part of the world :)

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  28. I liked both the sunnier and the grey landscapes, on the first I felt like making a run down to the beach and dive into that blue water but I also love those bad weather days by the seaside, I feel the sea inside my chest, don't know how else I could explain it with words.

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  29. Lovely photos Sarah. I love watching rough seas from the shore. I live beside the Thames Estuary and there's always something to catch your eye and lots of riverside walks to go on. Sunshine and showers here too today with not a good forecast either.
    Patricia x

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  30. the weather changes so quickly! we were in the middle of gale force winds at the weekend and then yesterday was beautiful!

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  31. Darling Sarah and Daisy! HELLO FRIENDS!

    I was off-line for three days, having traveled to the neighboring state of WISCONSIN. Farmland and rolling hills, I had no idea what this trip had in store for us. When we arrived to our destination, I was surprised to see the most beautiful lake that looked like an ocean. We started off with blue waters and sky, but had several days of gray and BLACK skies that spilled out torrential storms and lightening, making our six hour drive home very frightening.

    But we love the summer, the colors and smell of the water. ENJOY! Anita

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  32. Beautiful seascapes, the contrast is quite stunning and I agree both are just as breathtaking as each other..glad you had some special time with your family
    Thea x

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  33. You have some amazing views on your doorstep Sarah. It's been warm here for the last few days although today was a lot greyer than yesterday.

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  34. Hi Sarah, val again.
    I took another look at your post .. You really have some stunning pictures.. I especially went back to see the sea view ones.
    That yacht bobbing about there in the heavy sea.. could have been us. Such a familiar view and remembering locking everything down.. a great shot.
    val

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