Despite wearing my square-cuts (you're not the only one, Maddie!) under my shorts on Saturday, I didn't venture into the sea for a swim as the East wind was a little too cool and strong, so it was a bit choppy, and the beach was a bit too stony.
Sunday, however, was a different matter. I didn't wear my trunks (but I did take them), the breeze was warm and from the South, and the stones had been covered with sand (mostly). Ideal for swimming!
I found a secluded spot near the End-of-the-Line, and shimmied into my trunks. The cormorant in the photo above flew off at the sight of my pasty white body. Rude!
Then I waded into the sea which was delightfully warm, and proceeded to engage in a bit of languid breaststroke (keeping my head above water, a bit like this but without the nest of ducks) before flipping onto my back and sculling around looking at the increasingly cloudy sky:
|There's a bird (probably a seagull) in this shot|
|And a small aeroplane in this one.|
Then, due to an influx of people (because of the receding tide), it was time to go, so I hauled myself out of the sea, dried off, got dressed, and made my way back along the beach towards home. On the way I passed a VERY Hot Dad (with his wife and child - Urgh!) - all broad shoulders, impressive chest, and big arms. As I was walking towards where they'd set up, I kept hoping he'd remove his T-shirt because it was so hot. But he didn't. Probably for the best as I might have caused a scene by fainting, or something.
Anyway, when I got half-way up the cliff, I suddenly remembered something Eros had said and, out of curiosity, pointed Camera down to where the Hot Dad was. I was in luck! Kind of. Hot Dad was walking from the sea back to his family but HE STILL HAD HIS T-SHIRT ON! Bugger.
|A Hot Dad! Although you wouldn't really know at this distance. I need a better zoom!|
If you love the velvety feel of the finest grade polyputthekettleon "velour" against your
is now on over at Rimpy's place!
While I was searching for those photos yesterday, I also found these from 5th July:
|I wonder what she/he is looking so smug about?|
|The End-of-the-Line as seen from Sidestrand Beach|
|Sidestrand chalk bed (above and below)|
That's it for now. Have a good week everyone, and good luck in the FGES compo!