Saturday 1423 - 20th April 2013
Today I could have written about the demise of Margaret Thatcher and how her death and the type of lavish funeral she was given has divided the nation again; in death just as she did in life. In fact I’d intended to and if I did get started I’d be writing rather a lot!, but then I reminded myself that this blog is about what I do on the rest of the Saturdays I have left, not just what I’m thinking about so here’s what I did today.
Yesterday I noted that the weather forecast for today said it was going to be calm, sunny and even warmish later on in the day. Now taking advantage of this was not to be missed because here in England it’s been a long, cold and mostly grey winter; enough to get even the most optimistic of people feeling down.
So in my determination to enjoy the weather I decided to get up at 4.30 a.m, ( yes I DID say 4.30!) to drive up to a “local” beach to catch the early morning golden light. Local is about and hour and a half away. I arrived just after 6 and didn’t see another soul until nearly 7 when the fisherman and the bait digger?? arrived . It was wonderful, not least because as a Social Worker I deal with people all week and sometimes at the weekend I just like to be alone with my camera.
So no more talking, I hope you will just enjoy the photos and imagine the joy I had as I was soaking up the sun ( it was still quite cold) listening to the gentle lapping of waves on shore and the calling of gulls. Being in nature is food for the soul.. It was heavenly.
As John Masefield said – “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky”
If you click on any of the photos below you can see a larger version and can scroll through them all. Enjoy!
A bit about the cliffs from wikipedia - “Hunstanton is notable for its stratified, fossiliferous cliffs: lower reddish limestone, known as ‘red chalk’, which was laid down during the Lower Cretaceous Epoch and is topped by a white chalk layer from the Upper Cretaceous Epoch.”
Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play:
So just let me be beside the seaside
I’ll be beside myself with glee
That’s all until next Saturday. I hope you get a chance to go to the seaside soon :D
You can find my photography blog Photomania here I hope you’ll pop over and take a look if you haven’t already. I’m sure there will be more photos from this trip over on there.