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We escaped to the sea!

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We needed to top up our supplies of bird food today so drove to our nearest garden centre which is not far from the coast. It was such a lovely, still day that we couldn’t resist a walk by the sea and it was SO nice and not at all crowded.

The lockdown is difficult for us because we have to get in the car to go anywhere except to our doctor’s surgery which is just round the corner! We have no shops in the village and no bus service out of it.

Today was such a treat and we won’t be able to do it very often but my goodness how much better we felt for getting that sense of freedom and space and feeling the fresh air on our faces.

Here are a few photos of Widemouth Bay.

I took one or two photos in the garden when we got home which show :
The mahonia in bud.
The skimmia in flower.
The climbing rose covered in hips.
Little purchases from the garden centre.

I will take photos of the little pots of bulbs when they are in flower.

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I'm sure you feel so much better for it,Chris....the sea air is always invigorating. Lovely photos. The Skimmia is a real stalwart,isn't it.

7 Jan, 2021

 

Lovely wildrose, there can be nothing more soothing and calming for the soul than a walk by the sea, glad you enjoyed it, I love to see the hips left on the roses as so many people seem prune them off these days.

7 Jan, 2021

 

Thank you for taking me on your walk, Rose, I could imagine the lovely sea air. I was especially fascinated by the spines of rock sediment in the sand in your photo. A beautiful day to enjoy by the look of it.

7 Jan, 2021

 

I think a walk by the sea would benefit us all ,Chris.You are so lucky to live so near to such a lovely beach..The Skimmia's are looking good,aren't they ? I do like the plant next to your Skimmia,it makes a lovely contrast..is it a Heather? So nice to see your little pots and bulbs showing us that spring is not too faraway.:o)

7 Jan, 2021

 

what a lovely day out you have had. it has been a beautiful though cold day here. We are probably too far from the sea for the 'suitable distance' travel.

7 Jan, 2021

 

looks like a lovely trip - very nice little treats too . Skimmia looks stunning

7 Jan, 2021

 

I’m pleased you were able to get out and enjoy this trip, Chris! The coastal pics look so fresh and invigorating! I can almost feel the fresh air and smell the sea!
Your garden shots look so lovely! Springtime seems to be just around the next corner - or, in your case, it looks like it’s arrived!!!! Making me feel optimistic.
Loving the skimmia, beautiful colour!

7 Jan, 2021

 

What a beautiful area you live in ... nothing quite like a walk by the sea. Glad you had such a treat to keep you smiling over the next few weeks 🙂.

7 Jan, 2021

 

All your lovely comments are so uplifting, thank you so very much.
It is a difficult time for each and every one of us and for you to find time to be so warm and encouraging really made me smile and to feel brighter about the days ahead.
Stay well and stay safe.
xx

7 Jan, 2021

 

Lovely photographs W'rose....

8 Jan, 2021

 

It's lovely to see the sea w;rose we often walk along our's which isn't far from us lovely pictures i'm so glad it made you feel better.

8 Jan, 2021

 

I bet you really enjoyed that Chris! Doesn't it make you feel better getting out in the fresh air! We live very near the coast , but walking with Rick in the wheel chair would be far too cold for him! Sometimes we just go in the car so that we can sit and watch the sea.

9 Jan, 2021

 

Lovely to hear you managed to be by the sea for a while. I am now staying at home as much as possible - not just because it's so cold outdoors but also this new strain of Coronavirus is spreading so fast . . . :o(

Rose, we did just the same last week, took hot drinks, parked up and gazed out to sea!

9 Jan, 2021

 

That was such a good idea- you must feel so much better for it! The light is so lovely at this time of year too. It looks very cold though! We have no excuse for visiting the coast although its only 4 miles. Your blog tempts me to go down anyway and hang the excuse! We have been very good up to now. I did read that police have been seen at one of our local spots so best to choose a small bay rather than a big one...
The heather (?) by the Skimmia looks dramatic in the sunlight - such a cheerful sight in the sunshine. How lovely to have your Mahonia budding up - what variety is it? Ours has finished now and it would be so nice to have a later one.

9 Jan, 2021

 

Many thanks for all your lovely comments. Each day the rules get stricter so it might be our last trip to the coast for quite a while.
It is good to know it is there and when we can, we will return.
Meanwhile we must all stay safe and hope that things improve.

10 Jan, 2021

 

Thank you for sharing your seaside visit Wildrose I love the sea & so enjoyed your photos. I have to see the sea on telly. Visits to Cornwall etc. Like the visits to gardens on tv, we have to pretend we're there! Nice to see your plants budding up too.

10 Jan, 2021

 

Feverfew, we have been watching BBC2 at 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, Rick Stein's Cornwall which we have found interesting and informative. Not sure how many weeks it is on for.

10 Jan, 2021

 

We have been watching this too Shirley,a lovely series.We also staying at home more,in these awful times.Too cold to venture out,except in the car,for essentials xx

10 Jan, 2021

 

Sandra, I wasn't too keen on the prep. of those crabs - couldn't look at all of it!

10 Jan, 2021

 

I'm glad you had such a lovely trip out to the sea Chris we have found since moving here how much better we feel after a walk along the beach , our daughter took her 3 Collie dogs to the woods yesterday , just as they were leaving the police arrived checking how far people were away from their homes and finding them £200 ..if they were outside their home area ..

11 Jan, 2021

 

Rick Stein IS on for this week as well so we can all go to the seaside!!

Amy, that is a bit unnerving! We have to drive nearly 5 miles to get to our nearest shop so they might have their book of fines ready when they catch up with us!!!

11 Jan, 2021

 

No they can't stop you from shopping Chris , we went for our usual walk on the beach yesterday ,a lady was taking photos on the footpath apparently she lived in one of the houses leading to the footpath and had been asked by the police to keep an eye out for strangers to the area , they must have enlisted spies everywhere ...

12 Jan, 2021

 

It is like living in a police state!!

12 Jan, 2021

 

Exactly what I thought as I read this, Wildrose. Whatever next. People ratting on their neighbours, others disappearing in the night perhaps. :-(

13 Jan, 2021

 

What wonderful pictures W'Rose they look almost summery! Which is just what I needed today as we have lots of the white stuff :-((
When we move house, we will only be 30 mins away from Southport, so we're looking forward to summer walks by the sea. Right now we're only taking our exercise near home so the spies won't be reporting us!

14 Jan, 2021

 

Waddy, I grew up in Southport and lived there until I got married! It was a lovely seaside town and the Marine Lake was a nice place for walks along the promenade.
There used to be an outdoor swimming pool where all the teenagers met up - even in the rain!!
I hope your move goes really well and that you will be very happy there.

14 Jan, 2021

 

What a coincidence W'Rose! We both really like Southport although sadly, it's suffering like so many seaside towns these days. We know the Marine Lake very well, but I'm not aware of any outdoor swimming pool...perhaps it's gone now?

16 Jan, 2021

 

Oh yes it has been missing for a very long time now! It was called The Sea Bathing Lake and there was a beauty contest there once a week for the 'English Rose' title!!! I agree that it is not as well looked after as it used to be which is a real shame.
We lived near Hesketh Park.

16 Jan, 2021

 

Oh my goodness this gets spookier and spookier. We are going to live in a relatively new village 10 min drive approximately away from Hesketh Park. Isn't life strange?

17 Jan, 2021

 

Ooh that is spooky!!

Really hope you will love it there. .

We lived in Leyland Road quite near the pub called The Imperial. Our son and his family go back every year as he loved spending time with his grandparents who, by then, had moved to Formby.

Lovely news from you.

18 Jan, 2021

 

I will keep you updated when we move...can't wait!

18 Jan, 2021

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