Sunday, 29 May 2011
Yesterday I went for my walk after the morning tide. As we opened the gate to the shore we could feel the power of the wind. We walked towards the water and what a lovely sight, the swan swimming. It has been several weeks since we have seen her and I said how nice it was to be greeted by her. The tide line was full of crabs, seaweeds and feathers and ten jelly fish which were about as large as a dinner plate. We saw the swallows, a pied wagtail, oyster catchers and gulls. The group of shelducks looked really pretty with their green heads and white chests, as they sat together on the opposite bank. The sheep were huddled together, the lambs crying for their mothers and they looked so miserable on this wild and windy shore. I always know it is an unfriendly day when we have the place to ourselves.
As we walked along the waters edge looking for objects we found lots of pieces of old china, disturbed from the sand by the tide. With a pocket full of treasures that will be added to my already huge collection of china, a handful of pure white feathers from the swan, and a bag of finds from the tide line we headed home. The pink thrift is now in large swathes across the grassy shore, a welcome contrast to the grey sky. We had been there two hours and then just as we were leaving the sun decides to shine and the day brightens up.
Thank you for the lovely comments. Hope you like the crabs, lets hope the sun continues to shine for this half term holiday week and you can enjoy a walk where you are. Millyx
Posted by MILLY at Sunday, May 29, 2011