This week on Tuesday Treasures, I am featuring the pics I took on our walk along Littlehampton beach on Sunday morning, which was Himself’s birthday. They have been constructing a big wheel on the sea front, so we decided to go for a ride as it was open for the first time and the weather was good enough to get some marvellous views…
This week on Tuesday Treasures, I am featuring the pics I took on our walk along Littlehampton beach on Sunday morning. And this time around, the tide was in. Some of the photos were taken on the small pier at the mouth of the River Arun – we were lucky with the sunshine, after a rainy, stormy week. And evidence of the storms is the seaweed strewn across the beach.
Tight-knit knots in my neck uncurl
at the shingled-muttering surf-roar.
Crimped kinks in my mind unfurl
at the tingled-fluttering wind-soar.
Nose pricks at the clean, reaming stenches
of brine-braided weed, stone, broken shells.
Eyes flick over the gleaming, keen trenches
of charging crests, spray, cone-caught swells.
My soul sings with the ceaseless rocking,
diamond-sharp, sparks of sun-slit light.
My heart springs with wildness, shocking
water-weighted fury, anger-frothed fight.
But in the night-wells of a fear-fouled dream
while seized in the roiling hold of a wave,
I am squeezed in the coils of a liquid grave
as gurgling water floods my scream.
We have been having some stunning sunsets this winter – the sky has been splashed with amazing pinks, purples, oranges and every shade in between. So I tried to capture the sun setting over the sea… I have an elderly camera and am a snapper rather than a proper photographer, but even I managed to capture a slice of the jaw-dropping beauty of the winter sky…
These days, they don’t spray the shingle on Littlehampton beach with weedkiller, so during the summer the top of the shingle bank now has a strip of plants growing. They look beautiful, stretching the length of the beach – silver greens, reds and yellows… and that’s just the foliage. So I took my camera down to the beach one evening this week, after a long hot day. And this is the result…