|An after work dash to the beach before the light faded.|
|4-24pm ... bang on high tide.|
It was a mild 11 degrees a pleasant night.
|There wasn't a stick of heat in the Sun.|
The temperature was in the minus range.
|The cold didn't matter.|
|I won't be going to Heaven.|
If I was then this is the type of view I would expect on my arrival. A beach and all of my pets from the past waiting for me somewhere between the Sea and the Strand line.
|The Cold Sea was wild in the Bay.|
|I liked the pattern that the Sea had left on the Sand as it headed out to regroup.|
|I found some yellow sea glass.|
It looked like a piece of the Sun...
A BIT FELL OF THE SUN TODAY
IT LANDED ON THE BEACH
A BIT OF SUN FROM FAR AWAY
IT'S NORMALLY OUT OF REACH
A BIT OF SUN WAS LAYING THERE
I PUT IT IN MY POCKET
IT SAVED A FORTUNE TO BE FAIR
NO NEED TO BUY "THAT" ROCKET
and then later that day
it was off to Hartlepool's Headland.
|Silvery Sun in contrast to this morning's light.|
|The Breakwater; an ageing arm protecting the Port.|
|Trio of photographers.|
|Hit the Beach around 7 a.m. and headed South.|
|There were a few scatterings of shingle, so I was hopeful of a find or two.|
|The Sky was glorious.|
|The Sun appears; lighting the way for one distant dog walkers.|
|A nice little sea pottery find.|
|Moments like this are why I wake early and am out and about early on my days off.|
|Heading North, I glanced back South to see this view.|
|Some of today's finds.|
|I thought this was a clip.|
turns out it is an EVER READY SAFETY RAZOR.
This is the razor clamp; the handle is missing; possibly still sailing the Seven Seas?
|Arrived around 9-30 a.m.|
High tide was around 10-20 a.m.
The temperature was 3 degrees and there was a biting northerly wind.
|Not many finds as the tide is high and getting higher.|
|Headed South with the freezing wind at our backs.|
|The Sea was wild.|
There were waves breaking way out on the horizon.
|The light was gorgeous.|
We went through the Dunes, as we did yesterday in the hope of shelter at the Blue Lagoon.
|As we crossed the Dunes we were treated to glimpses of the Sea.|
|The River Tees was wild.|
A Ship comes into Port from the wild Sea.
|A few minutes from high tide and the Lagoon part of North Gare Beach was almost full.|
|The view across the Tees.|
|The day was so bright and maybe seemed brighter than normal due to the recent dark early nights?|
As I climbed back up the dunes at the Lagoon the colours of the Grass and Sky made me pause.
|Back to the Village with the wind in our faces.|
|I was more than a little surprised to see two Yachts out in the Bay in such a wild Sea. I later watch them return to Hartlepool after the had completed a circle of the Bay. They rocked and rolled and at times disappeared behind the waves.|
|After sitting in the Car with a cuppa and binoculars at Newburn Bridge, I headed for Middleton.|
|A bottle top from my youth, still screwed into what was left of the bottle.|
|This arrived Yesterday.|
My constant collecting of Sea Pottery always make me wonder the story of each piece that I collect.
Was it from a Shipwreck or just a broken item thrown from a passing ship.
What was it?
Who held it last?
|I arrived at the beach around 10 a.m.|
The tide was going out, having turned a few hours earlier.
It was so bright but with a fresh chilly wind.
|It wasn't 11 a.m. yet but I did take time to give thanks to all of the fallen. I am so fortunate that I can indulge myself walking along the Beach, dreaming dreams and taking photographs.|
Basically being FREE being ME if only for a limited time.
|I glanced back towards the Village to see the Sea.|
|Saw this fella climbing up a Sand Dune.|
From a distance it look like tired Bee.
It is in fact a Common Sexton Beetle.
It may be called common but it is the first that I have ever seen.
|The tide was still quite high so I cut through the dunes on my way to the Blue Lagoon.|
|I took time out and sat on this Bench for a while.|
|Then it was over to the Blue Lagoon at the mouth of the River Tees.|
It was a top coat warmer on this side of the North Gare Pier as it sheltered us from the chilly breeze.
|Sea worn Shackle.|
Now in Shed.
|Ship coming into Port.|
|It's hard to resist the temptation to photograph this old Buoy each time I come here. Temptation won.|
|I don't usually locate many finds on the side of the Pier.|
This old bottle top had a lovely sea worn finish
|Cloud Bird and the Moon.|
|Time to head back to Seaton Carew and Hartlepool Bay.|
|Said my goodbyes to the Blue Lagoon.|
|Only a few finds.|
1. Not much shingle today.
2. Tide still quite high.
3. Spent longer than usual admiring the Sky and Sea.
It pleased me as l left the Beach that the Church bells struck one and not the expected 12.
Life is short.
If you have something to say, then say it.