So as the weather is dreadful, I abandoned my planned bird watch and gardening day. Instead a bit of spring cleaning of photos on the computer. And in a flagrant plagiarism moment, from an idea by Hedgewitch, herewith some photos of Ross Sands area of Northumberland, September 2006. We walked the whole length from Budle Bay in a gale, a warm gale, and returned to hear that Richard Hammond of Top Gear had had a serious crash. So what were you doing that day? Gannets were diving out to sea, not a cloud in the sky and we had the beach to ourselves........ apart from an old crotchety sea dog that is. Ruins the view!!
I found this Mermaid though which added something to the scenery. And in case you are wondering the fleece ear defenders were de rigour that season. I think she threw that shell at me later on? And who can blame her.
And if you're interested have a peek here, the top photo of that day's posting is a largish painting (3' x 2' acrylic on canvas) I gave my Father for his 75th Birthday, the whole reason we were up there in September 2006. A reminder of when they used to walk the dog along the beach. Thelma said she'd like to visit the place I'd painted...... and I'm glad we did. Who needs the Caribbean? Mind you the photo's don't show the sand travelling at speed along the beach, it just gets everywhere, and possibly explains the lack of people?
PS: don't tell anyone where this is, they may visit and there would be a crowd on the beach :-)