Lots of blustery showers coming in from the sea today and wasn’t totally convinced by my other half’s proposal for a walk in the dunes, although once we got out it was just lovely. You can see right along the coast and the view kept changing all the time – it was raining at our end of town but 10 minutes drive away at the start of our walk the sun was shining.
I love the contrast between the small details – like these peachy sea buckthorn berries – and the big scale landscape of sea, dunes and sky. My other half likes the hundreds of paths that mean you can run for miles without doing the same route twice. And we both relish the solitude, and the ever-present feeling of ‘I can’t believe this is on our doorstep’.
About a minute after taking this picture the rain hit, but it was still beautiful walking along the almost deserted beach with the wind at our backs, seeing what had been washed up by the just-starting-to-retreat tide. We saw this beautiful cockle.