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Then the wind changed and it warmed up


As we all know in the UK, this week has been a big freeze, plant casualties and garden fatalities and disappointment.
Well the wind seems to have changed direction and was blowing a warm South Easterly today, the ice and frost began to melt and it was a fantastic opportunity to make the most of the sun…………….
We ended up in Brook Chine and walked to Compton beach

It was fresh and bracing but lovely
Now, I’ve heard about this Wellie Olympics, but I took some time out of GoY last year to move house, get settled in and start my new garden, but during that time the Wellie Olympics was created. I think it is something to do with pictures of our wellies so here goes, me and Jenny in the sea at Compton

Unfortunately Jenny wasn’t quick enough here and got wellies full of water!

The sun is still low, but the sky was clear

This coastline is very special, hundreds of prehistoric discoveries have been made. It is Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous, you can see that when you look at the colour of the cliff, it changes from dark brown to sandy then white.

This part of the cliff face is disappearing rapidly and erosion is taking its toll. The road is only about 25 metres away

There were even some mad crazy fools out today, surfing, kayaking and kite surfing, it’s not that warm……………..

No matter how cold it is kids will always eat ice-cream!

Along the cliff edge we noticed a type of hawk making the most of the thermals along the edge.

A beautiful walk and well worth it.

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Wow, what stunning photographs. Looks like a fabulous walk. Miss Sophie and I were in Richmond Park today - not nearly so dramatic.

11 Jan, 2009


I'd love to be there looking for fossils. Have you ever found any ?

11 Jan, 2009


Great pictures will definitely get the ferry this year, France will have to do without us this time........

11 Jan, 2009


I love the Isle of Wight, I'm often over there with work a few times a year.

11 Jan, 2009


It is fossil central along this coast, I have never looked for any, but I know people that have. There is a museum further along the coast and a large one in Sandown that have information on finds on the Island and they let you know where it is best to look. It is better when we have lots of rain for fossil finds as the cliff tends to erode, not so good for the cliff!
TT, you will have to let me know when you are over here so we can have a coffee, glass of vino and some nammett!!

11 Jan, 2009


Not sure you would socialize with a grockle.

11 Jan, 2009


Thanks for sharing your seaside walk with us. :o)
Good photos.

11 Jan, 2009


Nice to be able to get out without an icy blast, Andrea! Let's hope the wind stays where it is!

11 Jan, 2009


Lovely views and lighting and a delicious looking ice cream!!

11 Jan, 2009


Thanks for sharing your walk, I enjoyed it. Far too windy and cold here today to venture from the chair.

11 Jan, 2009


Nammett is food, I don't mind sharing it with a Grockle, I'm not a Caulkhead, I am an O'erlander as i wasn't born here so it should be fine :o)

11 Jan, 2009


Lovely pics and what a good day! Poor Jenny with her wellies full. My grandaughter Aggie always ends up with full wellies and wet socks! Can't believe folk were in the sea but I can understand the Ice Cream Eating!!! ymmmm

11 Jan, 2009


Jenny getting wet feet reminded me of the time when my brother and I were young and our town flooded (we lived on a hill so our house was OK). Dad took us down to the main street in our wellies and we walked along it for maybe half an hour, looking at all the flooded shops and houses. When we got home, my mother asked us how deep the water was and my brother said "It was so deep, it came over my wellies". He had spent the entire time walking with wet feet but was afraid so say so in case he was sent home

11 Jan, 2009


Andrew, maybe you can bring me up to speed on what the Wellie Olympics are?

11 Jan, 2009


Andrea, take a look at Terratoonie's blog on the Wellie Olympics. It explains a lot.
Great blog and lovely photos.

12 Jan, 2009

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