Archive for the ‘seaside’ Category

…from Sea Life. Still so many fascinating images to explore. Not a fish but a free swimming marine animal with an umbrella shaped bell and trailing tentacles.  Lovely movers but some have deadly stings.

Jelly-fish

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It’s a fish that looks like an equine creature. The name hippokampos actually suggests it as a sea monster. Not sure it looks that scary, though. Like the fact that the male carries the eggs and that the young emerge fully formed.

Sea-Horse

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Like buses?

Three sails

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It is said that Gormley’s reason for choosing Crosby Beach as the location for his iron man statues was that he thought of the beach as being “the opposite of pretty. It is terrific and brutal and is a working beach” ………

Crosby with wind farm

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The view towards the East is perhaps less iconic than towards the Cobb in Lyme Regis. But the light and clouds made this view worth more than a second look….

Lyme-Bay-in-sunlight

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The harbour at Lyme Regis is known as the Cobb. It has some famous literary and cinematic associations. Now it houses a marine aquarium but it’s also used by working boats…….

Crab-pots-on-the-Cobb

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“The Jurassic Coast is a Walk Through Time.” With as much character – but with a far longer heritage – as the Welsh town pictured elsewhere, Lyme Regis is at its heart of that walk. Though the town was beautiful and the weather was erratic. It must be the monsoon season……

Lyme-bay

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The pictures are all in place, the Private View has passed off very successfully and the paintings are selling well. It’s very satisfying to see red dots appearing!HWGdisplay

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A perfect day for the seaside – sunny, warm with a light breeze and most of the summer crowds have left. There was a man with a hefty camera kit with all the fine lens and paraphernalia and a lady with a little dog (and a copy of Chekhov?).

Brighton-seaspray

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Now that Autumn’s here (yes all the signs say it is) it’s time to fit in some trips to the seaside with the rest of London for company! How the pier copes is quite a mystery. And in the Pavilion all the visitors scarcely look up from their audio tours to view the wonders around…..

Brighton-Pier

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