It was a rather chilly and misty start to the day, which saw me purchasing a heavier jumper to wear on my rambling. I wish I could say the excitement grew after this, but after an early afternoon cream tea and scouring two bookstores, the air stayed cool and the sky remained overcast for much of the afternoon. Around 4, the sun finally decided to peek out from behind the clouds as I sat drinking a rhubarb cider. I spent the time reviewing observations I had scrawled on a small notepad: Honey-orange coloured rocks on the beach. Colours: of the sea…. blue-black, yellow-green, that one patch of turquoise blue. Houses…pastel pinks, blues, and creams like the beach huts that sit on a small stretch of the marine parade. Hills and cliffs: brown and orange and black, and dark forest to a lighter kelly green, shades determined by the angle, height, and path of the sun. School age kids running and splashing through the waves; a toddler throwing sand. Kayaks and paddleboards. A windsurfer who couldn’t stay upright. Sailboats. Goldendoodles. Terriers. Spaniels. Labs.
I did make two discoveries today, however: a small and slender older copy (published 1948) of Defoe’s Moll Flanders, and the first heart-shaped stone of this trip.
I’ve not taken a huge number of photos this trip, but have managed to capture a few I like. I’m working on an artistic rendering of one I snapped today, but it’s just not there yet.
The light is tricky here–that’s what I’m finding out. This means I’m going to have to think a bit more about my camera settings.