Monday, 20 November 2017

SEATON SANDS 20 NOVEMBER 2017.

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.

BEACH BOY.

SEATON SANDS AND HARTLEPOOL'S HEADLAND 19 NOVEMBER 2017.

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

BEACH BUOY

and then later that day
it was off to Hartlepool's Headland.

Silvery Sun in contrast to this morning's light.

Gentlemen.

The Breakwater; an ageing arm protecting the Port.

Trio of photographers.

Lamp light.

BEACH BUOY.

SEATON SANDS, HARTLEPOOL 18 NOVEMBER 2017.

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.

#2minutebeachclean

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?

BEACH BUOY.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Sunday, 12 November 2017

SEATON SANDS, BLUE LAGOON AND MIDDLETON. 12 NOVEMBER 2017

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.

Stormy Bay.

BEACH BUOY.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

SEATON SANDS, HARTLEPOOL AND THE BLUE LAGOON. 11 11 17.

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.
REASONS.
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.
Time flies.
Life is short.
If you have something to say, then say it.


BEACH BUOY.