Saturday, 31 December 2016

NORTH GARE BEACH 31 12 16.

I  crossed over from Seaton Sands onto North Gare Beach at the mouth of the River Tees. It is known locally as The Blue Lagoon.

It was around 1 p.m.
It was windy.
The tide had turned and was heading back in, to turn these sands shown above into the Lagoon mentioned earlier.

Both beaches that I walked today were busy.
The group in front all posed for a  photograph not long after this picture was taken. I recently changed mobile phones from a Samsung to moto G4 and am pleased at the camera quality on the new phone as the Samsung had given me many good quality pictures for my blog. I have said many times ... I just point and click. Have a good 2017 everyone.  Let's take care of the world and each other.


BEACH BUOY.

SEATON SANDS 31 12 16.

Hello.
Last day of 2016.
64 different beaches done this year and over 300 blogposts.
I wish you all the best who ever you are.
Today was a late Morning walk.
I had noticed many full black bags on the Promenade near to the rubbish bins.
As you may be able to see by the drifting sands; it was a windy day and in the distance some good souls are collecting rubbish on the beach on New Years Eve.
I am a loner at heart, and would never do an organised beach clean, so I do my bit when I can with a #2minutebeachclean
started by Martin Dorey.

Red seaglass; not common around these parts.

A sea worn bone.
As always with these, I buried it.
This one went up in the Dunes.
It could just be off an animal?
But you never know, there has been many shipwrecks in the bay over the years and many seafarers lost; including some on my family tree.
RIP.

#2minutebeachclean
Plastic and some ghost fishing gear.

Lots of Shingle again today so there was a few sea pottery finds despite the drifting dune sands blowing and sticking to the wet Beach.

Sea glass finds, a bit of variety in the colours today.
Still not sure what I am going to do with all?
I would rather be on a Beach collecting it than making use of it all.
Maybe it is just stock for when I have the time to spend doing both?

ONE DAY......
BEACH BUOY.




Friday, 30 December 2016

SEATON SANDS 30-12-16.

IT WAS 12 DEGREES WARMER THAN YESTERDAY... THAT'S ENGLAND FOR YOU I SUPPOSE.
A MID-MORNING WALK IN THE SUN.
JACKPOT!

IN COMPLETE CONTRAST TO A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, THERE WAS A GOOD NUMBER OF SHINGLE PATCHES ON THE BEACH; THESE ARE USUALLY A GOOD HUNTING GROUND FOR FINDS.

AN OLD ODD SHAPED FORK WAS PART EXPOSED IN THE SAND.

SOMEONE WASN'T IMPRESSED.

SOME GLASS LOOKS AT IT'S BEST WHEN FIRST PICKED UP.

THE SHINGLE DIDN'T LET ME DOWN
ANOTHER SEA ALLEY. (MARBLE)

YEP BUY YOUR DOG PINK POO BVAGS WITH HEARTS ON... BUT LOVE THE BEACH TOO PLEASE!
TAKE THEM TO THE BINS!

#2MINUTEBEACHCLEAN

THE SHINGLE GAVE UP A FEW PIECES OF SEA POTTERY TODAY.

THE SEA GLASS FINDS, A SEA ALLEY AND THAT ODD FORK.




BEACH BUOY.



Thursday, 29 December 2016

BLOCK SANDS HARTLEPOOL 29 12 16.

Again it was almost high tide.
The Pier in view is known as the Pilot Pier.

The Sun getting low in the sky already....
Roll on lighter nights.



BEACH BUOY.

FISH SANDS , HARTLEPOOL. 29-12-16.

Almost high tide at Fish Sands Hartlepool.
A small sun trap of a Beach in the Summer.
Thanks to it's direction to the Sun and the historic Town Wall acting as a windbreak.

Andy Capp had a Scarf on  and some tinsel too.

BEACH BUOY.

NORTH GARE BEACH, HARTLEPOOL, MOUTH OF THE RIVER TEES. 29-12-16.

North Gare Beach at the mouth of the River Tees.
A frosty scene with the strand line  marked by the cold morning curve of frost, edging the empty Blue Lagoon.




BEACH BUOY.


SEATON SANDS, HARTLEPOOL 29 DECEMBER 2016.

It was around 9-30 a.m.
The Sun was out but lazy.
It was minus 2 degrees as we stepped on the cold but golden beach.

A marker in the dunes.
Just looked at this again and the top two stones look like a little Rabbit.
In the distance the still warm sea causes steam like vapour to rise into the frozen air.

Seat in the dunes has been repaired... a little too cold to sit in the shade today.

#2minutebeachclean

Finds.......

BEACH BUOY.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

SEATON CAREW 28 12 16.

A sharpe contrast to the recent Italy trip and Beaches, it was a frosty beach and a fat finger in front of the camera as we headed back to Seaton Carew.

A sea alley in what little shingle there was.
The beach had very little shingle so I looked up amongst the larger rocks where there was a scattering of larger shingle.

#2minutebeachclean.

A few finds.


BEACH BUOY.

ANZIO BEACH, ITALY, 23 12 16 Beach number 64 for the year.

Anzio Beach, Italy. A sunny day just before Christmas.
Some of my Italian family making use of the flat beach to burn off some energy.

Anzio sea glass and a piece of pottery.

BEACH BUOY.

GIORGIO'S BEACH, LAGO ALBANO. CASTEL GANDOLFO, ITALY 21 12 16, Beach 63 for the year.

The lake is a Volcano Crater, The Pope's Residence is up, over- looking the Lake.
In the area where we were, the lakeside is divided into long strips of land , leading to the lake. They rent out various beachy things as you can see; they are a sort of private beach-side zone.

The  "Beach" has dark sand, I have been before, in the Summertime and the place was bouncing with tourists and Motorcyclists.

BEACH BUOY.

Monday, 19 December 2016

SEATON SANDS 19-12-16....A SEAL RESCUE.

I don't get on to the Beach early mornings as often as I would like to.
But today it was up  and out to try and catch a nice Sunrise.
The Sky was speckled with Seagulls, waking from the darkness and flying off in a constant search for food.

There was steam rising from the sea.
Perhaps the sea is still warm from the Summer heat and it showed on this cold fresh morning?

Plenty of shingle and a nice coloured sea glass piece.

We walked via the Beach to the rock breakwater towards the North Gare. We clambered along the rocks to get as far as the Gare as the tide was quite high and I sometimes get good finds there.
To make life easier for the dog, I decided to head back through the Dunes then re-join the Beach after the rocks.

We came across this little chap in the Dunes and to be honest I thought it was dead.
It was in an odd place and I was worried even if it was strong that it wouldn't get back to the relative safety of the North Sea.

I phoned the RSPCA.
Then the BDMLR as suggested,
and they came to help!
The  seal seemed glad of the company but just kept nodding off.
It was cold  and I had to keep giving the dog Cuddles to warm him up as he was shivering.
A man turned up from the BDMLR very promptly to assess the seal.
It was decided he needed to be collected.
I waited with the Seal for another man from the BDMLR to arrive.

"Hope he gets here soon."

The little chap was sleeping for England and breathing very deeply.

I warned a couple of dog walkers about the resting Seal.

He was a little soldier keeping guard.

Helped arrived and Sammy the Seal was driven away.
I must admit that I was worried about wasting their time, but they said "Good call." so that was nice to know.
He was later weighed and judged ok to go back to the Sea,
they released him at Seal Sands. They said he went into the Sea eagerly of his own accord.
It was a great effort from the BDMLR, in all it was under 3 hours to come and asses and then collect the Seal.
I have to admit to becoming a little emotional as he drove off.

Heading back to the Car, I searched the many shingle patches and it seemed as though Sammy had left a Thank You Sea Marble.

The finds.

The Heroes.
here is a link to their website


BDMLR.

I cannot praise them highly enough.

BEACH BUOY.