What a contrast to the last time we were by the sea in Teignmouth, with sub-zero temperatures only a month or so ago. It took us about an hour and a quarter to drive to Bude, which, contrary to my shameful geography, is just onto Cornwall rather than North Devon. I know this, not just because we whizzed past a 'WELCOME TO CORNWALL' sign, but because it was printed on the top of our parking ticket. More stupidity here....we just forgot to buy a ticket, despite the 'pay and display' signs everywhere. Too excited about being at the seaside no doubt. A £25.00 fine we could well do without but, on a positive note, the diesel is much cheaper in this part of the world, and the parking would have been a staggering £5.00 anyway. Origami Boy ventured into the freezing water - rather him than me!
Today, I did something I have always been self conscious and terrified to do, and that's taking pictures of the public. The photographers I most admire have always done it, so I gritted my teeth, and they were slightly gritty after dropping my sandwich, and pointed the lens.....not all with people in obviously, but the day would not have been depicted properly without doing so.
Snippet on the rocks
Many of the horizontal rocks were eroded into these soft, pillowy shapes
The vertical cliff faces, not so pillowy
Preparing to launch....
Launching......It crashed to the ground seconds later sadly
More pillowy rocks
Happy in the sand
Kidney Vetch....thanks Caroline!
Sitting with the Antiques Roadshow again writing this and feeding the fire or we won't have any hot water tomorrow. It can be a chore when the weather's hot, but it's usually chilly in the evenings here. Snip is lying on my feet having had to be brought home after some reluctance regarding his evening walk. This is unheard of.....a slight limp on a rear paw seems a likely cause. What on earth has he done this time? Until next time, here he is looking particularly sweet on the rocks again.