Newgale, Pembs 8.Jan.17

dsc_00069.30am

after a few stormy nights the strand line is way up along the pebbles

dsc_0014

and the sea and river together have created a valley in what is usually solid pebblesdsc_0033

I love the way the bridge is being decorated with odd bits of twine, an anonimous communal creative response.

It took about 15 minutes to fill this bucketdsc_0035

…. one of the many things that puzzles me is the amount of empty plastic bottles that people have taken the time to screw the lids back on and then ….? ¬†just discarded them presumably – what is that about!!!!?

There were some perfectly good gloves left next to where a fire had been lit

dsc_0037

It has made me think about the need for a site for lost and found items – I found some prescription sunglasses on a walk three days ago – I’m sure they are much missed.

Hmmm….. how would that work?

And here a canister with the can itself rusted away, just the contents left

dsc_0015

dsc_0016

dsc_0018

I cringe at the thought of what toxic gunk will have gone into the sea.

Advertisements

Newgale, Pembrokeshire

December 2016 (17th and 25th)

dsc_0183

Looks clean doesn’t it

Here is the result of two Beach Cleans

dsc_0008

And there was SO much more. My beloved Newgale, I had never seen so much stuff on it before, surely we MUST reduce our use of plastics .

To cope with the sadness, I look for gems of colour and design which I hope to make pieces of art with. The unknown human stories attached to each item fascinate me.

dsc_0013

Do any of them get your creative mind working?

Lighting?

dsc_0014

A mug tree?

DSC_0012.jpg

A Damien Hirst inspired Spot picture?

DSC_0011.jpg

A walk on Christmas day.

dscf0136

Cogden and Burton Bradstaock

14.Aug.16

A friend and I went for a walk on a gloriously beautiful Summer Sunday.DSCF9559

We parked near Cogden Beach, (There is a National Trust Car Park at the roadside).DSCF9561crossed the footpath to get to the steps to the beach and walked East to Cogden on a litter pick, finding most along the high-tide mark.DSCF9563

My friend is a litter pick star! She lives in town and goes for a litter pick walk each morning along by the river and has been doing that for years, so she was quite happy to join me in my latest crazy craze.

We walked to Cogden, had a paddle, DSCF9565ate our packed lunches and turned back along the beach.DSCF9562

Putting our bags in the car, we then walked the coast path to Burton Bradstock.DSCF9574

DSCF9577 (1)

DSCF9573

The houses you can see are The Boarding House, and next to it the home of local celebrity, singer, musician and activist Billy Bragg.

 

DSCF9575

The beach is more crowded at Burton Bradstock where there is a cafe.

~

Stopping at a shop on the way home, this headline caught my eye

DSCF9586

We filled a carrier bag each

DSCF9588

Overcombe Corner. 1

Yesterday morning was so beautiful I just had to get up and outDSC_0001

I was on the beach by 7.30am, parking on the road near the Cafe on Overcombe Corner.

DSC_0003

Such a glorious morning.

Shocking to see the litter around the cafe, but I did not stop to tackle that lot!DSC_0004

Hoping that cafe staff would clear it, I walked East along the beach towards Bowleaze Cove.

The picture below is my entry in Cee’s Which Way Challenge this month, down the ramp or along the top? Which way would you go?

DSC_0006

DSC_0008

There were early morning swimmers and runnersDSC_0010

DSC_0011

DSC_0019

a paddle boarder

DSC_0018

DSC_0014

and campers – what a spotDSC_0017

and what a view to wake up to

DSC_0012

DSC_0030

all the colours shone in the early morning sunshine.

DSC_0031

DSC_0013

The beach looks clean doesn’t it …….

Here’s my haul

Of course I took more than 2 minutes, it was about an hour and a half of pleasant saunteringDSC_0051

This lot plus an intact cardigan with seaweed growing on it, a child’s pair of pants, three socks and a T-shirt – all to be shown in a future post………