Tuesday, 2 June 2015

A couple of snatched hours on the beach.

After a wet, windy and grey start to the day, the sun made an appearance at 3pm, so I made the decision to get out there and enjoy it.  Within five minutes, Zac and I were on the way to the beach and a reviving stroll along the shore.

How wonderful to live in a house that overlooks the beach.
Well, not always!  This used to be a nice balcony where the owners could sit and relax, sipping wine under a parasol while watching the ocean and listening to the sound of the wavelets gently shushing the pebbles along the water's edge.
Unfortunately, the sea isn't always gentle and stormy weather has eroded the coast to such an extent that gardens have gradually fallen away and this balcony is no longer the place to relax.

More plants teetering on the edge

The gardens behind this barricade should stand a reasonable chance of surviving for a while

A  World War 2 look-out post high on the cliff, also now being undermined by the sea.

And just a few hundred yards further along, a double aspect lookout covering the whole of the horizon

Big badger? Or a cave-dweller? Actually it seems to be the result of water from a broken pipe that has seeped down through the soil and excavated this cavern in the cliff.

Meanwhile, someone seems to have been lulled to sleep by the sound of the sea!

Perhaps it's time to head back home, passing this little family who prefer to graze on the narrow. sloping verge despite the huge Moor that spreads for miles well away from dashing motorists!

Recent flower appearances - 

I just knew the Peonies would invade the Flamingo standard!

Big, tight buds just waiting for the rain to go and the sun to appear.

Fingers crossed the forecast is correct and the hot sun is about to return - tomorrow onwards! It's already brightening up as I post . . . . . 


  1. I feel so sorry for those people who lost their homes to the storms. I suppose they must have known there would be an element of risk, but still very sad.

  2. I adore Peonies. Your so lucky to be able to have them.
    Now that I live in the desert again, no Peonies for me.
    Just store bought.

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. Those photo's are amazing. What a beautiful area.

  5. Thanks for your visit, much appreciated and the sea erosion where you are is frightening indeed :(. Lovely photos.


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  6. The one disadvantage to living in Worcestershire is the distance to the sea.
    Peonies are wonderful when in flower, we just have to hope for good weather during that short period.

  7. I love being near enough to the sea to visit regularly - a walk on the beach does wonders for morale. My move from Leicestershire to Cornwall almost 30 years ago was one of my best decisions!


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