Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The edge of the sea

Discovering a break between heavy showers we manged to have a short walk along the beach.


 The recent storms have brought lots of sea weed on the shore. In previous years we have collected it and used it as a winter mulch on the vegetable patch.




I spotted this sandcastle all alone and sat down on the beach to take this picture. I then turned around to look at the view behind me and suddenly noticed the waves coming towards me and had to move fast! The sandcastle was completely washed away. It didn't seem that I was that close to the tide line!


Daisy was much more sensible and had stayed further up the beach. I shall have to follow her lead next time!



Sarah x


41 comments:

  1. Your photos are so pretty. I would love to be able to visit the sea any time I wanted, that must be so nice. I love the way the sky looks in your photos, it's really interesting - ominous but beautiful.

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  2. Oh thank you for sharing...I just love the sea anytime of year and in all seasons.

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  3. Lovely photos. How nice to live near to the sea, it's a place of relaxation and de-stressing I think.

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  4. Lovely photos, the light and colours in them are great.

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  5. Beautiful! Amazing that you captured the shot of the lovely sandcastle right before it was washed away. xx

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  6. That sea looks rough. Great for a bracing walk though!

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  7. Good thing you caught a permanent memory of the sandcastle.

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  8. I love the sea when it's like this. So changeable. Beautiful xx

    Leanne xx

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  9. Just along the coast we had a lovely morning yesterday, I did hear it was raining - sorry - POURING in Bath though. It did turn grey and dark in the afternoon, perfect for knitting and staying in. Glad you didn't get too wet top and bottom.

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  10. I was amazed by the seaweed in Cornwall last week. A couple of days after 'The Storm' the sand was barely visible - I waded through the stuff to get below it when the tide was out, and then miraculously the following morning it had all gone again! If I was able to see a beach every day, I'm sure I'd notice a pattern - wind, tide or something that's influencing it - but sadly (for the moment), there's no beach in view!

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  11. I love that little sand castle! I spent all my childhood holidays in Weymouth in the late sixties and early seventies with dear friend Geoffrey Poole, Geographer and long time Weymouth activist and bane of the local council; I wonder if you know him? x

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    1. I have never met Geoffrey Poole but have heard of him through the local newspaper and the campaigns or issues he raised. It was such a shame the Jubliee Hall was not saved, it would have been a great asset to the town.
      Sarah x

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  12. Sounds like it a bit wild at you beach.

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  13. Another fabulous and peaceful walk with you and Daisy girl, before I start my work day. I love to visit YOU! Anita

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  14. Hello Sarah, I always love your photos By The Sea, The sand art with the sea shell was soooooooooooooo special.. I am glad you got a photo of it before it was wash away by the tides... Ha ve a lovely week. Hugs Judy

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  15. Glad you spotted the waves before they hit you! Juliex

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  16. Fantastic pictures Sarah- I rely on you for my weekly fix of the sea x

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  17. What a great idea to use the sea weed as winter mulch in the garden. I'm glad you managed to escape that rogue wave!

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  18. The sea is so beautiful even in grey weather not to mention the small surprises you always seem to find.

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  19. The sea is so beautiful even in grey weather not to mention the small surprises you always seem to find.

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  20. You cannot beat a windswept and deserted beach to blow the cobwebs away. I wish I could collect all that seaweed up for my allotment xxx

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  21. Looks like you had a lovely day. The seaweed for mulch is a very good idea. One persons garbage is another treasure.

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  22. Hi Sarah,

    The photos of your trip to the seaside are beautiful and often find the sea is lovely when it is wild and stormy.
    You are often the only one on the beach too. The sandcastle is fun.
    Happy Thursday
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  23. Those low level shots are great!

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  24. I love walking on the beach after the rain, although we don't get much rain.

    Lulu eats her way down the beach grabbing every piece of seaweed she can. We googled it and it is good for dogs. Thank goodness she is eating some things that are good for her instead of paper towels, rubber bands and socks.

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  25. I love to see the sea looking wild and I can just imagine the sound of those waves.

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  26. I love the winter beaches and the rough sea - we were at our beach cottage last weekend and the sea was quite wild and when the tide is in it is always much closer in the winter months. The sandcastle is so cute.

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  27. Oh Sarah you be careful the sea can be very wild and unforgiving at times ..I love your shots they have captured the season beautifully
    Stay warm (and dry) my friend
    Thea x

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  28. I am looking at your last photo while listening to the wind outside my window tonight and think I am there listening to the waves hit the beach......ahhhhh, so nice.

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  29. Very pretty photos of a stormy aftermath. The sandcastle looks so lonely.

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  30. Stormy seas, whilst I wouldn't want to be on it I love to see from afar! :) x

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  31. Here, here...Lovely to view from my cosy warm arm chair...Keep safe and warm, lovely Sarah, the seasons are changing so quickly! hugs Maria x

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  32. Looks very bracing! I'd love to be able to collect loads of seaweed, it's so good for the garden.

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  33. I also live by the sea and woudln't have it any other way. lovely pictures and all that seaweed would go great in someone's compost heap. lol
    Briony
    x

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  34. Lovely photos Sarah, no matter what the weather, the seaside always draws me near and makes me smile! We've also had a lot of rain this past week. Have a lovely weekend. x

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  35. Looks cold there, burrrrr. But beautiful.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  36. I could almost smell the sea reading this post Sarah always love popping in and seeing your costal adventures! The lonely sand castle looked expertly made very nice!
    The last photo with the teasels is lovely xx

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  37. We are 5 minutes from the sea and I have to have my daily fix.

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  38. Words can't come close to expressing how lovely this place looks! Are these pictures taken in England?

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    1. Hi Tori,
      Nice to meet you and thank you for becoming my latest follower. Yes these pictures were taken on the beach 15 minutes walk away from me in Weymouth ,England.
      Sarah x

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