This week down the beach

Once again I have stayed local but it has been an interesting few days down on the beach.

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On Sunday as I walked along the beach I spotted a digger by one of the Iron Men and went over to investigate. The man who was directing the driver of the digger informed me that as some of the Iron Men were getting covered by the sand they were going to clear some of the sand away so that the base of the statues were visible.

Returning a couple of days later, I could see the results. The Iron Men were ‘ Made up’ They each had their own paddling pool.

1297 My Paddling Pool

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1279 The Marker Post

The fine weather continued and I was back down there yesterday but walked in the opposite direction through the Hightown Dunes and Meadows.

A splash of colour caught my eye. It turned out to be a clump of poppies amongst the dunes.

1298 Poppies

As I continued along the path beside the perimeter fence of the golf course I nearly trod on a huge caterpillar. I paused until it had safely reached the undergrowth and disappeared from view.

1305 Caqtterpillar

A few yards further on a butterfly landed just in front of me. I think it was a Speckled Wood. I only managed one photo before it flew off into a dense bed of nettles. I would have followed but as I was wearing shorts I think I would have got stung to bits.

Speckled Wood

I did manage to get more shots of the brambles.

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I eventually made my way onto the ‘Blitz Beach. I was looking for the Yellow Horned Poppy but it is still too early in the year.

Someone had built a cairn which made a nice foreground to my photo.

1310 Cairn

I had only walked three miles but it had taken me over two hours. I had spent too much time crawling about in the undergrowth.

I wonder what I will find next weekend ?

About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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