So the view at 4.30pm walking from town to our house on the beach path last week
Yesterday we went to the neighbouring seaside town of Herne Bay, here on the Kent Coast. This was the scene at 3.30pm ......
Ok, ok, so the tide was out and it was cold and misty ... but no comparison is there?
Actually the twin towers you can see on the horizon (left side) are the ruins of a 12th Century Church at Reculver, a national landmark. Reculver was the place where Barnes Wallis' 'bouncing bombs' were tested during the second world war (or the early prototypes anyway) ... Think Dambusters and RAF 617 squadron and Michael Redgrave playing the part of Barnes Wallis in the famous film.
Going back to the sunnier seaside .... this little mutt was really enjoying his outing on the paddle board. Each time the oar was pulled back towards him he snapped at it and was having a great game
We were sitting at a beach bar whilst watching man and dog and I was fascinated by the couple at a neighbouring table. I wish I'd had the nerve to ask officially if I could photograph the guy as he had the most amazing blue eyes but I made do with a sneaky snapshot before he put his sunglasses back on. He would have made a great subject for a portrait I think.
Put me in mind of Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones .... well perhaps a slightly younger version. You probably can't see it here, but in the high res photo its obvious that he's wearing quite a lot of eyeliner!
Anyway, we're well and truly back home in wet and windy Whitstable and I think I've just about sorted out all my photos and emails etc and got the housework up to date so should be back on track for some artwork next week. I'm feeling less grouchy now ... always takes me a while to settle down when we get back here to reality LOL
Until I have some new work to show, I'll probably be filling in with more pictures from the Zoo and other photos of things that caught my attention recently.
Tomorrow David has another endoscopy lined up (he knows how to have a good time, my hubby) so we'll both be out of action for the day. Him because of the anaesthetic and me as I have to chauffeur him and hang around the hospital till he's ready to be driven home. I'm hoping to have a quick trip round the Canterbury shops as I still have some last minute presents to buy ... bah humbug.