Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Beach

I love going down to the beach, there's something that just draws me to it. As much as I love the surrounding countryside, give me the beach any day.  Living virtually on the River Thames we have plenty of beaches to choose from. Most of our local beaches are sandy with a coating of cockle shells.


 Leigh on Sea is famous for both its cockle boats and cockle sheds where the cockles are cooked and then the shells I guess are either re-cycled and/or returned back to the seashore.


I love hearing the Sea Gulls, the Curlews and the sound of the tap, tap, tapping of the rigging against the aluminium masts of the boats



I love the varied assortment of seafaring paraphernalia to be found along the shore





I love the sound of the waves swishing over the shells along the shoreline


and further around the coast love seeing these gorgeous beach huts
(which I would love to own if they weren't so expensive)

We took a walk on Sunday along this stretch of the beach where the tide was almost up and the sailing boats were getting ready for some kind of regatta.


A light wind was whipping up and sails were raised 


Up on the promenade this sign always tickles me


but I guess a man's gotta do what a mans gotta do!



I hope you enjoyed my beachy theme today.

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I'd like to say a huge thank you to all you lovely people who have left comments on my recent posts. I'd love to reply individually but I guess I'm probably not the only person who cannot always find the time to reply.  I just wish there was a "like" button as on Facebook that you could just let your commenter know you have read their comment. Anyway many thanks again.

See you soon x

23 comments:

  1. I was thinking today that I wish there was a 'like' button so people could see that you had visited and enjoyed reading posts even if there was no time to leave a comment. I love your beach themed post and now I can't wait to get to the coast again - you are so lucky to live close to the sea:)

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  2. I'm a long way from the coast here in Worcester. I'm really looking forward to a few days near the Solent in a couple of weeks time. Jx

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  3. You know we share our love of the sea! It looks different to my coast line too but equally beautiful. I have never seen that many cockle shells on a beach! Sarah x

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  4. Hi Patricia, I love the water, too . . . creek, river, lake or ocean, there is just something so peaceful and freeing about being near the water. I'm curious about the beach huts . . . so what is the price of a beach hut? I'm sure it has to do with the amount of land that is allotted for placing them on. Supply and demand. Are they big enough for a bed for sleep over weekends? We don't have beach huts here, or at least not on any beach that i've ever visited.
    I love your blog and your friendship . . . whether you have time to always reply or not, you're one of my favorite blogging sisters :)

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  5. I used to live in Brighton and could see the sea from our lounge and kitchen windows. I love living in the country now, but it always feels like "going home" when I go to the coast. X

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  6. Cockle shells and beach huts, the prettiest of beaches, Patricia. It must be lovely to live so near, and perhaps enjoy the sea air, and the sound of lapping waves. Sailing boats always look a picture too, and I love the sign, so funny. xx

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  7. Love all your photographs Patricia - the course you went on has really paid off, such unusual shots. I love the coast in winter it offers a different kind of beauty

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  8. Hello Patricia,

    We definitely miss the sea when we are here in landlocked Budapest and so this time at the beach with you has been very welcome indeed.

    You are lucky living where you do and we should certainly be down on the beach whenever we could. Your photographs are stunning. They really do capture seaside life. The beach huts are beautifully colourful but many are the price of a small house these days. Amazing!

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  9. Great to be taken to the seaside in this post. I have never lived by the sea, but so enjoy going there. Good for the soul. Agreed that we could really do with a like button on comments posted. Thanks for all yours, very encouraging.

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  10. Can't beat a bit of sea air but I wouldn't like to live too close to be able to hear the clanging of the lines on the masts at nighttime!

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  11. I am lucky to live near the coast and love the pictures you have taken, it feels so good to feel the sea air on your face, we drive to Birling Gap every now and then and it's so refreshingxx

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  12. Wonderful pictures, Patricia! I enjoyed walking along the river shore with you. :-)

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  13. Enjoyed your pictures, we're water people too, be it beach, river or swamp.

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  14. I share your love of the sea and water Pat and there are so many photo opportunities. You caught some lovely ones here and the man with the boat crossing the road made me chuckle!

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  15. Your photos really are lovely. I have never seen a boats crossing sign before. I totally love that. We too live by the Thames but alas we have no beaches this end. Lots if lovely river banks. From one end if the Thames to the other, sending love x

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  16. I've enjoyed my virtual visit to the coast today, Patricia, especially as the snow has returned here and is still falling thick and fast. Lovely photos. It must be wonderful to live near the sea.

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  17. I do so wish I lived by the sea, I'd sure be walking a lot more than I do now, if I did! Fab photos! Suzy xo

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  18. A lovely day out! Don't worry about the comments, we all have the same time pressures. xx

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  19. Nice stroll Patricia! I'd like to walk with you and listen to the sound of waves. Love sea. Our Baltic sea is not deep near St. Petersburg and there are no cockle on the beach.

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  20. Thanks for taking us on your beachy day out. I love the beach huts..
    Have a nice weekend
    Erna x

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  21. Loved your beach photos I love to going to the sea , it's a nice blog , I made me a follower : )

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  22. There is nothing like a walk along a beach on a winters day. xxx

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  23. Thank you for taking me on that wonderful walk. Right now it seems like the perfect place to be.I adore cockles.Have a lovely weekend

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