Sunday, 28 November 2010

SEA GLASS

I FOUND THE PIECES BELOW AT MIDDLETON
I DID NOT TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE BEACH AS
THE BATTERIES WERE DEAD WHEN I TRIED.
I COULDN'T BELIEVE MY LUCK FINDING THE PIECE BELOW
IT WAS LAID ON THE RAMP THAT THE SEA COAL WAGONS
USE TO ACCESS THE BEACH.
BELOW ANOTHER OF THE SEA GLASS / DRIFTWOOD
ITEMS I HAVE MADE.
I SHOWED MY DAUGHTER
SHE SAID THAT IF I MAKE A NICE ONE SHE WILL PUT IT ON HER KEYRING.


AND NOW .... WELL ERRR I THINK I HAVE A SEA GLASS / DRIFTWOOD PROBLEM?
IN A BOX



IN ANOTHER BOX


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ON A TRAY





HIDDEN IN A DRAW.






HIDDEN BEHIND TWO BRIEFCASES ON A SHELF.



BEACH BUOY.






Seaton Carew 28 Nov 2010

Set off from home around 6-45am
Bonnie and I walked to beach as the car needed a little a bit of de-icingThe beach locked water was frozen over.



The sea seemed to have steam rising from it.
Perhaps the sea was warmer than the air?
The waves were rolling in as if on a speeded up film,
it seemed odd as the sea appeared to be so calm but the steam curtain was
disguising how rough the sea really was.




Below...
it doesn't show up very well
but the steam can be seen rising.



I found this piece of pot,I liked the colours but returned it to the Sea.



I only had the small camera so the photo below is a little blurred.
I didn't go onto the Blue Lagoon as many sea birds were sheltering there
and i didn't want to disturb them.














The snow allowed me to see the animal tracks
around the sand dunes.
I believe the ones below are a hare's,
as I have seen Hares in the Dunes from time to time
the track reminds me of one of those scary face masks.



BEACH BUOY









Sunday, 21 November 2010

Lost weekend

Seaton Carew Saturday 7 am...about 4 mins before I set off for WORK!!Seaton Carew Sunday 7am about 4 mins before I set off for WORK!!!
Some bits of driftwood and sea glass that i have been messing around with...





The one below ended up looking like an Easter Island item....
not intentionally i hasten to add.






Beach Buoy.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

OLD TOWN 14 NOV 2010

IN NOVEMBER 1901
A SHIP WAS WRECKED NEAR OLD TOWN
HARTLEPOOL
LOCAL HERO WILLIAM GRAINGER SGM
WAS AWARDED THE SEA GALLANTRY MEDAL










I WENT TO OLD TOWN TODAY IN SEARCH FOR DRIFTWOOD
I FOUND A NUMBER OF SMALL PIECES,SHOWN BELOW
I WONDERED IF ANY OF THE PIECES WERE FROM WRECKED SHIPS.


BEACH BUOY.





MIDDLETON 14 NOV 2010

I WENT DOWN TO MIDDLETON MID AFTERNOON


IN THE HUNT FOR SOME DRIFTWOOD


AS I ARRIVED A BOAT WAS COMING IN TO PORT


ST HILDA'S CHURCH IS IN THE BACKGROUND.




AGAIN ST HILDA'S CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACKGROUND.

RECENT ROUGH WEATHER HAD WASHED AWAY LOTS OF SAND,

IN MIDDLETON'S CASE THIS RESULTED IN LOTS OF STONES AND BRICKS.

I MANAGED TO COLLECT SOME DRIFTWOOD
AND MORE SEA GLASS AT MIDDLETON
BEACH BUOY.


SEATON CAREW & BLUE LAGOON 14 NOV 2010

ARRIVED AROUND 7 AM




AT THE BLUE LAGOON A SWAN PASSED BY
BUT BY THE TIME MY CAMERA WAS
READY THE SWAN WAS FLYING OFF INTO THE DISTANCE.BEACH BUOY.

SEATON CAREW & BLUE LAGOON 13 NOV 2010

ARRIVED AROUND 7 AM
THE SUN HAD NOT RISEN BUT THE LIGHT WAS STUNNING.THE SEAGULLS SET FOR THE DAY.




SOME DRIFTWOOD AT THE BLUE LAGOON
IT REMINDED ME OF THE MANX SYMBOL.


















I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING SEA GLASS AND SOME DRIFTWOOD FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS
I COMBINED THE TWO
SEE BELOW
















BEACH BUOY.




Sunday, 7 November 2010

SEATON CAREW & BLUE LAGOON 07 11 10

ARRIVED AROUND 7 AMBELOW... THE BLUE LAGOON

BELOW... NICE CLOUDS.


BELOW ... THE VIEW ACROSS TO THE SOUTH OF THE RIVER.

BONNIE IN THE BACK OF THE CAR...DOG TIRED.

BEACH BUOY.