Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Rising at dawn

On Saturday the call of the seagulls woke us at dawn.  In a half awake state we decide to get up and go fishing and walking down by the sea. Downstairs the animals seem confused that this isn't their usual morning routine!


The tide is far out and leaving hubby to set to his fishing. Daisy and I turn in the opposite direction to walk along the deserted beach.





Those staying in the 1940's art deco hotel were more sensible- being still fast asleep, as the sun rose from behind the building. 


The hotel was purchased by Pontins in the 1950's and run as one of their holiday camps for many years. I discovered this site  in my research showing the postcards of  many of the old holiday camps. Did anyone visit one of Pontin's holiday camps as a child? It must have been exciting and fun. I am always interested in old postcards especially those that capture the pictures of holidays of the past. How the fashion changes over the years too!


 We retraced our steps to the distant figure of the fisherman!
 

 He hadn't had any bites, but had enjoyed the sunrise too! 

What is your favourite time of the day? I always love the mornings best, everything outside feels so new and fresh and there is always the promise of the new day ahead, By the evening I feel tired, and I don't have so much energy. I must be feeling my age!

Welcome aboard to my new followers Mel from Coal valley view, Elizabeth from Blissful quilts and Sft from SFT and the 101 challenge . Elaine was a new follower last time, her blog is Rose Bank Ramblings.

Sarah x

41 comments:

  1. beautiful serene early morning shores. thank you for sharing. I think you know early morns are may favourite too, although you cant beat a late black starry sky either!

    Leanne x

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  2. Hello Sarah, What beautiful photo of the Sea and the sky moods make the Sea look even more serene and beautiful. Hugs Judy

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  3. Looks ideal. Must have been lovely having the beach to yourselves. What a stunning hotel amazing architecture x

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  4. Beautiful. I wish I could be a morning person!

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  5. I love early mornings too... the anticipation of the day ahead, the quiet and stillness... Love the art deco hotel - wonder what it's like inside? Claire xo

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    1. I haven't been inside I will have to go and look sometime and post back if there are still some art deco features to be seen.
      Sarah

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  6. Thanks for the warm welcome! I am NOT a very early morning person as a rule. But on my travels that's when some of the best magic has occurred...sunrise over Angkor Wat or the Taj Mahal or Mount Bromo Volcano...now they were worth getting up for.

    I think I'm best mid morning as a rule :) Like you I get tired, especially if I've had a full day. I can't now burn the candles at both ends!

    Sft x

    http://sftandthe101challenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Lovely photos, it's always lovely to go for a walk when everyone else is still asleep or just getting up. We sometimes go for a beach walk early Saturday morning, but not often enough! Love the art deco hotel, I wonder what it looks like inside? Have a lovely week. Sharon x

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  8. Early mornings for me too - love that second picture - beautiful.

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  9. As I read this, I heard seagulls and waves in my head :)
    What time do you usually rise on a Saturday? With Autumn pulling in, the sunrise is definitely later these days.

    It was fun learning more about our fellow cooking club friend huh! :)
    Thank you for stopping by ever so frequently, Sarah.

    -Juanita

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    1. We were down by the beach about 5.50 on Saturday, we usually wake up around 7.00 or later at the weekend.
      Sarah x

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  10. I'm not really a morning person but I'm quite happy to do this virtual walk with you Sarah. Beautiful photos as always. Thanks for sharing.
    Patricia x

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  11. I love early mornings, it's just getting more and more difficult to get up!!

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  12. One of the bad results of my retirement is that we don't walk at 6:30 a.m. every weekday morning. We started sleeping in and then we got our little puppy who can't go for walks yet. We have started carrying her down to the beach to play. Just 4 more weeks and her shots will be finished and I think her early rising will have us back on the beach early when no one else is out.

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  13. Goodness me! Pontins....
    I did a summer season at the one at Osmington Bay..
    Up over the back of that one...little bit further on.
    1970...While ago now! My first steps to 'Stardom'.
    I used to DJ at the disco...Then down to the 'Sun Lounge',
    and struggle through a few songs...HeHe! "And now the end
    is near.....". (That's enough Willie..Don't get carried away).
    Lovely seeing the photos....Memories....(Cue for another song).

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    1. The Osmington Bay Ontins now belongs to PGL who provide adventure holidays for children. It always lovely walking by there to hear their happy and excited voices. Next time I walk that way I will think of your season as a DJ down there! There must have some great hits to play from the 70's!
      Sarah x

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  14. Early mornings before everyone else is up is bliss, life seems so much more peaceful and simple - then the rush comes along.....

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  15. Beautiful photos as always, thanks for the welcome.

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  16. Looks like a beautiful early morning walk - such a lovely time of day. That hotel is stunning. Juliex

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  17. I love the mornings too. I'm usually up before the rest of the family, and love having that first cup of tea in peace watching the sunrise. If I sleep in and miss my "me" time I'm a bit grumpy! But despite my love of the sea I don't get down there often in the mornings. S:)

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  18. What a beautiful walk along the beach. I agree with you early mornings are best. I always get up early whether on holiday or working and when its really early I love to take a cuppa out into the garden with me (providing the weather is ok) and sit in my favourite seat and enjoy.I never went to Pontins as a child but we went to a similar holiday camp type place based in Yorkshire. It was great fun!

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  19. Whenever I get up early I always think that I should do this more often. There is something rather special about being the only ones around, and you have captured that special light that you see.
    As a child we used to travel past a Pontins camp when we went on holiday to North Wales, but now I think about it perhaps it was a Butlins. We always used to be amused as we looked through the big iron gates and saw people riding about on bicycles - two attached side by side bikes for Mum and Dad with a container at the back for their children.

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  20. Ah I soooo love this. I sometimes have the urge to rise early, usually if I can't sleep to be honest, but sometimes especially in winter I plan it. You have captured some of that magical light and silence you will find there......and thank you for all your wonderful kind support:~)))

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  21. There is nothing more soothing that to rise at dawn, to go down at sunset, ON THE BEACH. Oh Sarah, you take me away. Anita

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  22. I also enjoy looking at old postcards. I clicked on the link you gave and looked at those. For work, for over 26 years, I had to get up at 4:00 am and I am an evening person, so now that I am retired I do not get up early. I do admit though that watching the sun rise is wonderful but I don’t see it very often. If I lived close to the sea as you do, though, I think I would get up earlier as it must be so beautiful walking on the beach in the morning. Your pictures are so good.

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  23. I am 100% a morning person. I love getting up before anyone else and sitting with my cup of tea, thinking about the day ahead. The flip side of this is I am useless in the evening. I can't even form a coherent sentence after about 8:00. :-)

    That hotel is very unique looking. If you hadn't said what it was my guess would have been a hospital.

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  24. Some very charming pictures, Sarah! You are right, mornings offer rare moments of contemplation, being awake when everybody else's still asleep makes me feel I'm on top of the World. But I'm not a very early morning kind of guy, to be honest, so I started considering all the charming aspects of a sunset... ;-)
    Alberto

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  25. I love early mornings and am a very early riser but need to go to bed early as like you I run out of energy. I love the waking garden birds, and the fresh smell of morning air-I also quite like the cool air. Went to Butlins a lot when I was a child and laugh at our clothes and hair styles now whenever we look at the pictures. Lovely sunrise images.

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  26. I love early mornings, too - it's so peaceful then. I've never been a night owl. I wish I could get up at dawn more on a beautiful day in late spring/early summer; it is a magical time. Your photos of early morning by the sea are lovely.

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  27. I adore all the greys and blues! x

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  28. It looks very early down there on the beach, I think I prefer the evening sunset - I'm not so good at early mornings!
    My best friend from childhood and her family used to go to Pontins every year, I was always very envious!

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  29. I'm looking forward to a trip to Weymouth in October and I'm hoping to take a walk by that same hotel! I'm not really a morning person or an evening person!

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    1. Hi Gemma,
      I hope you have a wonderful time in Weymouth and get to walk on this stretch of beach whatever time of day it is there is always something to see and admire.
      Sarah x

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  30. Early mornings and early evenings, I love them both, it's something about the light.

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  31. Hi Sarah, I just came by to reply to your question on my Farne post - sorry it took a while! Yes, the Farne Islands are the place where you get mobbed by terns. It didn't happen when we were there as, obviously, this isn't the height of the breeding season. You can see the terns and the islands on a bbc programme on the iplayer , available to watch until 6th October. It's an hour long, but the Farne islands bit starts around 12 minutes in I think, here's the address for you to copy and paste if you're interested

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b039gjph/Britains_Big_Wildlife_Revival_Coastal/

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  32. I love going for a walk early in the morning and there's no one about yet especially around this time of the year when it starts to get slightly colder and you feel that crisp morning breeze in your face.

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  33. I have a Pontin's tea towel from the 1960s - does that count?
    Lovely images
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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    1. I'm sure you Pontin's tea towel would count - maybe you can show it to us sometime.
      Sarah x

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  34. I love the colours of the sky above the sea....so nice! Just as nice as the flowers in your garden in your last post. Lovely greetings

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  35. Hi Sara,
    What a great time of day sunrise is !
    Lovely photos.

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  36. What lovely pictures- I'm definitely a sunset kind of girl. I never did Pontins- but I do remember going to Butlins:

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