A favourite place

This week the photo challenge from the Daily Post is for a favourite place.

A stormy sky at low tide
A stormy sky at low tide

One of my favourite places is a beach. I enjoy walking along it in all seasons. The photo is from a windy day in January. As I have only visited the foreshore at high tide in the last few weeks, I am feeling quite deprived!

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I’d rather enjoy the view

I’d rather… (this week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post) was also a writing prompt for a short workshop I enjoyed at Scargill House. The poem I wrote may be found on another blog to which I contribute.

For the purposes of this challenge, I’d rather sit in the front passenger seat. You may notice that we drive on the left in the UK, so the nearside passenger seat is on the left. My photos taken through the front windscreen (windshield) of a moving car do not do justice to the landscape. The snow from “The beast from the East” was lingering on the fells.

 

Battered beach and crumbling cliffs

The effects of the elements on the man-made and natural scenery at the beach are an obvious interpretation of the theme of this challenge from Krista and the Daily Post

The breakwaters or groynes take a battering, which helps protect the beach. Without the groynes the shingle would move farther. Pebbles still reach the foreshore. The cliffs are being eroded by waves and weather.

A large number of people braved the cold on New Year’s Day to raise money for the RNLI (whose volunteers were there to keep them safe) and other charities.