I haven’t been working or creating much this week – the weather has been lovely and we’ve had two days out to the coast, yesterday to the north west Cumbrian coast and on Thursday to the Galloway coast on the other side of the Solway. I’ve uploaded some photos we took yesterday to Flickr.

solway mosaic

The combination of nature and industry there makes for a beautiful landscape full of rusty colours, greys and bluey greens. We visited Maryport and Allonby and walked by the sea. Allonby has a long sandy beach and as you approach you see the colourful arcs of the kitesurfers all along the shore line, like huge birds hanging in the air. There are many graceful old houses, and close-cropped turf greens by the sea where people play. There were two stripy pigs wandering about on the grass too (I think they were these). I used to go to Allonby as a child but hadn’t been back for many years – I had forgotten what a delightful place it is.

Most people who read this have probably heard by now, but just in case – Sharon B’s blog In A Minute Ago is now at a new home, so blogrolls and bookmarks need to be updated.

time out by the sea

3 thoughts on “time out by the sea

  • August 27, 2007 at 8:59 am

    Good to know you’ve been visiting Maryport! Loved the photos.

  • August 30, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    You have a very nice blog here…thanks for linking to me:-)
    Let me also link you:-)


  • August 30, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Arch, thank you, your blog is so inspiring…

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