Sunday, 23 September 2018

23 SEPT 2018. SEATON SANDS.

Beach Buoy and his little Matey; Stubborn Dog arrived around 6-10 p.m.
It was bright and the sky was mainly clear of clouds.
There were clouds out at  Sea, scattered along the horizon. They looked like some far off lands with Snow Capped Mountains.
Various Beach-goers walked in the bright light with their long shadows for company.

The draining beach trapped water made for some bonny patterns.

Too soon they were heading back. 

Too soon the Sun was lowering.....

As he had left the Car Park, Beach Buoy had noticed the Low Pale Moon appearing above the Dunes.
He swung the van round onto the Sea Front to :
A. Watch the Moon come up and watch the Sea.
B. Make a cup of tea.
C. Just to be in the Van.
The moon rose majestically in pastel colours. Beach Buoy stayed there watching until the Drakness framed a Creamy Moon that shone it's light  all of the way across the Sea and straight into Beach Buoy's Van

BEACH BUOY,

Saturday, 22 September 2018

22 SEPT 2018. SEATON SANDS AND NORTH GARE BEACH.

Beach Buoy does'nt have a lot to say tonight; just been one of those days........
Him and Stubborn dog arrived around 5 p.m.
It was a Glorious evening.

Southwards.

GRAND HOTEL, WEST HARTLEPOOL..
SEA POTTERY 

North Gare Beach.


Hartlepool Bay.

Too Big for the Beach clean bag.
Beach Buoy took it to a Bin.

BEACH BUOY.

Friday, 21 September 2018

SEATON SANDS, 21 SEPT 2018.

Beach Buoy and Stubborn Dog reached the Beach at 6-15 p.m.
It was Sunny.
The wind was fresh from the North.

A family of four plus dog were ahead. The younger child was driving a remote control car on the wet, firm sand.
A man travelled the whole length of the Beach in the opposite direction with his gaze fixed on his mobile phone and he "Walked" his dog..... or was the dog remote control :-)

It was fresh and the clouds were lovely.

The Sea was coming in with a fair force but the steep Beach was stopping it coming in too quickly.
Beach Buoy headed up to the Strand line to avoid disturbing a hundred or so Seabirds resting down on the water's edge.
He had three beach combing Crows for company.

The Sun was giving up the Ghost and put on a bit of a farewell light show.

Then it all went a bit Pink.....

Dreading the cold, wet,windy dark days and nights....
So lucky to have a mobile base camp.
Beach Buoy's note to self...
DON"T FORGET THE MILK.!
BEACH BUOY.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

SEATON SANDS 19 09 18

Beach Buoy arrived at 6-28 pm
It was 
very  windy.
BEACH BUOY.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

SEATON SANDS, 18 SEPT, 2018.

It was warm and very windy as Beach Buoy and Stubborn Dog arrived at 5-30 p.m. The Car Park was full of grounded birds from all of the Major Airlines, thanks to the high wind speed.
Maybe some of the Seabirds were just too heavy to take off after last night's feast?

The tide was well out. The strong wind from the Dunes (West) was warm. The clouds of every type and shape flew by in the Strong wind. Beach Buoy saw a Mother Elephant Cloud  with a Baby Elephant following behind. By the time he had his phone ready to take the picture it had changed into a Man with a Moustache  being followed by the Starship Enterprise!

The wind was whipping the top of the waves as they came in, giving a Rainbow effect as the Spray blew away and back to the Sea.

The water drains away as the lighter nights are doing so.

Down towards the Gares, the Beach was wet with standing water.
The reflections we're lovely.

The wind had been strong all day. The dry sand from up in the Dunes travelled the Beach to the Sea. It stuck to any damp stones or Shingle giving - in Beach Buoy's opinion a nice pattern.

Metal Coin / Token find
OCEAN BEACH
SOUTH SHIELDS
available on Ebay 
from 99p to £5.

BEACH BUOY.

Monday, 17 September 2018

SEATON SANDS. 17 SEPT. 2018.

It was an usually warm September Evening.
Beach Buoy arrived at 6-25p.m. with Stubborn Dog in tow... definitely in tow.

A Jogger travels North at the Water's Edge.

Glorious Ripples in the Sand.

The Season of Long Shadows.

There was a massive feeding frenzy as the sprats came in,.
followed by Mackerel, followed by fishermen running from the Pier.
No Sammy tonight.

BEACH BUOY. 

THE VAN...

YOU CAN DREAM.
YOU CAN HOPE TO LIVE THE DREAM.
SOMETIMES THOSE DREAMS ARE TAKEN AWAY.
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO TAKE WHAT PART OF THE DREAM YOU CAN AND TRY STOP THE WORLD BECOMING A NIGHTMARE.

FOR YEARS AND YEARS BEACH BUOY HAD WOMPED ON ABOUT WANTNG A CAMPER VAN.CHRISTMAS AND BIRTHDAYS WOULD COME WITH VW CAMPER VAN CUPS,MONEY BOXES,STORAGE TINS ALSO TEXT AND NOTE BOOKS.

HOURS SPENT ON THE INTERNET LOOKING AT VW CAMPER CLIPS. BUYING VW CAMPER MAGAZINES
WAS IT A DREAM?
ANYWAY IT WAS NOW OR NEVER AND REALLY NEVER WASN'T AN OPTION.

SO AN OLD MAN MORE SUITED TO AN IRONING BOARD THAN A SURFING BOARD BOUGHT INTO THE VW CAMPER SCENE.
THE PRACTICAL CAR WAS SOLD.
A FIFTEEN YEAR OLD VAN WAS BOUGHT.
IT IS A CREDIT TO IT'S PREVIOUS OWNERS.
VERY CLEAN AND ALL DOCUMENTED TOO.
IT HAS ALL THE USUAL FITTINGS, COOKER, FRIDGE SINK ETC.
SO THE JOURNEY BEGINS......

BEACH BUOY.