Some calm moments
As the sun set on Thursday evening we headed to Hive Beach at Burton Bradstock for a late evening stroll, it was a such a beautiful evening......
The highlight for me was suddenly hearing this bird singing mixed with the sounds of the waves lapping the shore....
We were unable to see the bird but it's song was strong,clear and beautiful. Many poets have described it's mournful tones and joyous sound. I have always longed to hear the nightingale sing, last year we took a walk in a wood at dusk, there was no bird song and the woods were so dark and eerie even Tavi wasn't keen to walk there! It is always when you aren't looking for something that you find it!
I was saddened to see the results of the referendum on EU membership and the chaos that has ensued. It seems to have divided the country and it is so sad that we can't stand and work together for the common good.
The EU is a long way from being perfect but the environmental legislation that has been passed has given us cleaner beaches and drinking water,less air pollution and greater wildlife protection. It will be even a huge step backwards if these standards are not upheld in the future.