Tuesday 28 October 2014

Things to do on the beach in October


Make a dog happy

by throwing pebbles for him to chase.

Bird watch.
Wish you could say you'd seen a Bar-tailed Godwit.

Find and pocket a useful Duralex tumbler.

Seek shells.

Marvel at the tenacity of Marram grass.

Watch the river flow into the sea.

Wonder what these razor shell initials stand for.

Find industrial archaeology.

Find beauty in debris
but wish there wasn't so much of it.

Admire the geology but stay away from the foot of the cliffs
because you've seen the rock fall without warning.

Stand and stare.

Wait for the sun to break through.

Stay as long as possible.

Watch the beach empty.


  1. And post those beautiful findings, moments, sights for us - to admire! For you - to remember!
    Thank you!!

  2. A blissful post, such serenity. Thank you Lucille.

  3. beautiful photos x (my family are very naughty whenever they see those bird lists, they add things like penguin and dinosaur to the list.........)

  4. So much to see if you have a mind to - Love to walk the beach and see if through your eyes.

  5. I think some of those bird people were just showing off.

    1. I did wonder who was validating all these wonderful sightings.

  6. You'd see godwits on the Fresian coast , lots of them , but sadly no lovely curly-wurly architectural relics .

  7. Andrew Henry Michael Oliphant. Possibly. Another story we'll never know the end of, as Garrison Keillor once said.

  8. By the way, the dragon costumes came from M and S, I think. Don't know if they do newborn ones.

  9. Well, I would love to see a Bar-tailed Godwit, and an Artic Skua, and a few others that we don't have! I live close to High Island, TX, a big stop on the American avian migratory path, and would be happy to do a birdwatching trade :-))

  10. Beautiful, beautiful place and post. Oh how I long to live closer to the sea ... a wild, empty stretch of coast, that is my idea of heaven!

  11. Looks/sounds like my kind of beach day. I have never seen razor clam shells, let alone ones made into initials.