We had a very good journey down on Saturday, driven by my son-in-law who stayed overnight and went home yesterday. He will be back later in the week to drive us around to see various places of interest and take us home again. This is our little courtyard garden complete with solar lanterns on the fence. The bungalow is very comfortable and well appointed - we just need the weather to perk up a bit at it will be perfect.
We went exploring as soon as we could and found this lovely sandy beach with rocks and rockpools. I love beaches that are countryside right down to the sea. Above is the view to our left -
- and above is the view to our right. The weather is rather grey but the air is quite warm and soft - not warm enough to swim but a paddle was wonderful. We had overnight rain but in spite of threatening looking clouds have not actually been rained on yet.
This is my daughter and her husband and Poppy the dog, who has been sitting on my lap while I type this.
There are some wonderful and very varied rocks here - lovely colours and textures, and tiny rivulets across the sand making their way down to the sea. Lots of sea anemones, mussels, etc., and birds everywhere, and the walk through the dunes to the beach is a mass of wild flowers.
I love the colours in this rock - pinks, greens, and ochres but they don't show up well in this photo. If the sun had been shining it might have been better.
Lovely crevices and barnacles adding 'french knots' of texture.
We have been for a walk this morning and are being lazy for the rest of the day having done quite a bit yesterday. The afternoon will be spent arting and crafting, and possibly the evening too!