Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Sunday

The first day of official Summer time was glorious, so after a quick bite of lunch, we decided it was time to give the beach bag it's first outing of the year.  A rug, thermos of tea and an observer's book of the seaside and we were off on the short drive to the beach.

And relax...


Oh, but it was wonderful to be back on the sand, under the warming sun - now holding a promise of some Summer heat out to us. The air, the smell - the feeling was just sublime.

John disappeared to a sunny spot with a book, while James took off, as children on beaches do. Here he is playing at being King Canute - with no more success, but finding a seat "like a throne" in the rocks.




And I wandered along, looking at the rainbow of colours along the shoreline.  Oh my, I must take hundreds of pictures of shells, or tangles of seaweed - I love the shapes, the colours - how every single one is different.  I love the way the waves leave them  carelessly scattered along the beach, and yet once you start to look, you notice that they are carefully positioned works of art - the Master stylist at work.

I never tire of being here - it is so completely and utterly refreshing, cleansing, uplifting... 

The water is so clear, and I take my first paddle of the year - it feels wonderful.  I declare that if I could plunge my feet into such water everyday I would live for ever.

But time moves on and boys are hungry, so we head home for tea.


Today, though, the light lingers well into the evening, we cannot resist a little stroll to watch the sun set.


Before heading home for the night.
A perfect day, I hope yours was too.
xxx

28 comments:

  1. To be able to walk to the ocean any day would fulfill a life-long dream. But I'm not sure I could stand it if I could also walk among standing stones any time I wished. What lovely day!

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  2. Looks like a "Perfect Sunday" with the family...

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  3. I do adore your beach Jacqui and how beautiful your water looks.
    I need to get back to my beach here, I miss it. I sometimes feel
    so guilty that others pay dearly to visit here and I take it for
    granted, shame on me!
    xx

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  4. How simply glorious that all looks. Although Autumn here it is still a beautiful place to be at any one of our beaches (about 40mins drive for us). We don't frequent ours nearly as often as I'd like.

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  5. What a beautiful day...I am living vicariously, appreciating your seashore vistas. Love those shells. We had a sunny day here this weekend, too, and it felt so nourishing to feel the sun warming us!

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  6. what a heartwarming post. how utterly fantastic to have such a warm first day of Summer time. i love the picture of your feet in the water. it looks so clear and inviting and your photos of shells and company are delightful. the ocean is a great place to be. it's a wonderful place to take children and i think it's a pretty good place for adults too.

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  7. It looks absolutely beautiful. The sun has been wonderful. The feel of it on my skin and on my hair is amazing, after a long and somewhat dreary and wet winter!
    I love your collage of little bits of seaweed and shells and sea creatures. A perfect day on the beach.

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  8. I felt so uplifted reading this post, your descriptions and photography were absolutely lovely! We're having the same wonderful weather here, it is so energising! Bliss, utter bliss to be outside and feel the warm sun on our backs. :) xxx

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  9. Isn't the Spring weather this year just MAGIC!!! Lovely photos ;0)

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  10. Sounds wonderful. The weather is wonderful at the moment. Glad you are making the most of it.

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  11. I have only recently come across your blog and enjoy it very much - I was really moved by your photos - especially the first one which took my breath away - thank you.

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    1. Thank you Lizzi - I am glad you enjoyed them. It certainly is a breathtaking moment whenever that view appears x

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  12. Thank you for that little trip to the beach - I could feel the sand between my toes! Here in Aberdeen it has been really beautiful. I was in the garden on Sunday and felt an odd sensation. It took me a minute to identify that it was WARMTH! Thanks also for your loving comment - much appreciated. xx

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  13. I feel so relaxed after looking at your beach photos. There is nothing like an ocean breeze!

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  14. Lovely. It makes me want to be there with you.

    I've been reading here for a while and never said "hi". I thought we were kindred spirits, but now, seeing the Anderson tartan in your beach bag, I know we are. :)

    I live in a small town in Manitoba, Canada dreaming of a move to the countryside. But my husband and I spent a year in Scotland when he was doing his Post-Graduate studies, so your blog feels like "home" in a number of ways.

    Thanks for everything. Wishing you a week as lovely as your stroll on the beach.

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    1. Hello Erin - what a beautiful name - we must be kindred spirits, as you share it with my granddaughter! Nice to meet you and I am glad you said hi xxx

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  15. Aren't we spoilt by this wonderful spring! We made it to the beach to and the moors and loads at time at home, I love it! glad to see life is good up there too.

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  16. Oh I do so love the beach.
    Your photos are so beautiful...you captured it all so perfectly.
    Many more of those days to come ( still very chilly at night though isn't it ), I think we are in for a glorious spring.
    Much love

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  17. Amazing! What stunning photos of a perfect day... the one of your feet in the water... amazing.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  18. Thank you everyone - it was such a glorious day - my feet still feel amazing! Hope you are all enjoying these Spring or Autumn days xxx

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  19. Summer already huh? Wow ! And here in Sunny (Northern) California, we had SNOW last weekend (Up on the mountaintops) I so love this post of yours... the beautiful beach , a place I rarely get to , even though I live in California, is so apreciated watching the waves from your blog. There we are, sipping tea, watching James play amonst teh tide, and knitting away (at least I am, you're likely busy making very insightful notes in your observer's book) I am stunned at the fact that you can just *walk past* those ancient erected stones, like ho-hum... everyday life. I don't have words to express my sense of obliviousness I feel when peering through the window which is "Barefoot Crofter". Thank you Jacquie, very very much.

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  20. Your pictures have that vintage quality. I just love them.

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  21. I can just imagine explorers and seafarers visiting that stretch of land and sea! So pretty. Sounds like a wonderful time.

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  22. californian crofterApril 20, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    a'CHARAID Failte bho California.....Chust saying hello from California

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  23. Thanks again - and CC, I must have missed your comment. Hello to you - do you blog at all? How nice to see the language of heaven alive in California xx

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