Summer has been and gone and autumn is already making its presence known here in England. Endless cloud cover and a drizzling of rain is becoming the norm. So I’m hiding inside today, cocooned under my duvet with a plethora of hot tea to keep me warm; wishing I could back to a sunny day. I took these photos in Southwold, a quaint Suffolk town a few weeks ago when the sun was shining brightly and it was acceptable and warm enough to eat ice creams on the beach. Its one of my favourite places to amble around, indulging in treats and just exploring all the cute shops. Whilst there I shot a few photos for my sister’s blog, which you can find here.
Above is a montage of all my favourite iPhone shots, many of which are on my Instagram.
Just recently I’ve been in a bit of beach daze. Warm weather, bright blue skies and ice creams in every flavour. But how long can this perfect combination last?! I’m remaining optimistic on this, fingers crossed for a few more weeks of sunshine and blissfully warm walks. Sand underfoot, the wind in my hair and the opportunity to charge into the sea without a care in the world (or more likely dipping my toes in, realizing its freezing and that it was a crazy idea).
Last weekend in the East of England we had glorious weather, sunny skies and high temperatures. Coincidentally it fell on a bank holiday, which generally means rain; and lots of it! These are just a couple of snaps I managed to take on a beautifully sunny day at Gorleston beach. Not my usual port of call, but on a day like this I just couldn’t resist. Growing up 15 minutes away kind of puts you off (I know, tiny bit insane). However the visit to Jay Jay’s beach cafe soon rectified this with a sweet treat in the form of a bright blue bubblegum ice cream. Sadly I didn’t take a photo before I’d demolished it.
An unusual post, but an important one. My sunday afternoon was spent scouring Great Yarmouth beach for litter. This all sounds very random, but it was an organised event set up by Marks and Spencers in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society. There was around 30 volunteers, all armed with gloves, bags and litter pickers marching up and down the beach, hunting out discarded litter. Not only does it preserve the coastline, but its essential for marine conservation with sea life constantly being under threat from the rubbish left laying around. I think my worst find was probably a buried nappy, but there were much more harmful finds like broken glass and cans. The amount of rubbish collected was phenomenal, and I feel glad to have helped in a small way. (excuse the dodgy iPhone photos)