The start of the year always offers the chance of improvements or doing new things. This year I have been encouraged in this, by two of the presents I received for Christmas. The first present was the book 'The Walkers Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs ' by Tristan Gooley. ( I had mentioned his book about 'How to Read Water' back in November.) Both books have made me look at my surroundings in more detail and gain more understanding as I learn to read the signs.
Tristan suggests by looking at tracks either in the sand or mud you can identify the story behind them- the picture above shows someone walking a dog in both directions along the sand.
Or these imprints of a seagull.
These tracks however may be a bit more difficult to decipher!
That is unless of course you know the culprit and his habit of running around at speed in circles!
I tried to capture the marks left behind from the tide, Tavi was intent in helping to illustrate it too!
Or on this beautiful morning as the soothing sound of the waves crashing on the beach was suddenly accompanied by a squeaky ball by you know who!
I had to take my husband to the doctors for an early appointment this week. It was a beautiful frosty morning and returning to the Bay it was the first time I had noticed the beach covered in a thin layer of white. My poor husband has been waiting for a hernia operation since November. His discomfort and pain has increased since before Christmas to the extent that he is now unable to come on walks or drive the car.
The other present was a tide clock, which informs us of the position of the tide and has been a useful indicator to identify which direction to go on our dog walks.
I made huge changes in 2016 by giving up my job and finding many enjoyable ways of spending my time. This year I think I need to learn to say 'NO' and not take on anymore interesting projects or causes, no matter how passionate I may feel about them! My aim this year will be to be more organised. Those words don't sound very inspiring or exciting so I have taken the words from above and I shall aim to 'Plan by the tides and follow the sun'. Have you made any resolutions this year?
Thank you for visiting, until next time.