The ice and snow has finally thawed. And the weather pleasantly mild.
Harvey was desperate to get out on his scooter. Unfortunately, the mud and dirt left behind from the snow clogged his wheels in our local area.
I was craving the sea air; it has been 2 month since we had ventured those few mile across the county. Where better to go on a scooter adventure? Two birds one stone, right?
I would call this my local beach, the one I think of most when I think of seaside memories. This stretch of coastline most definitely has my heart.
It was a dry, breezy but fairly mild day. The smell and taste of the salt air felt refreshing even if a little chilly.
To the Lighthouse
We parked in the local Morrison’s, right next to a little skate park. Harvey decided he wasn’t brave enough for that and needed the appropriate safety equipment before attempting it. A very wise decision.
Now of course the tarmac promenade was perfect for Harvey to scoot. Flat and smooth all the way along.
He had been inquisitive about the lighthouses on the journey through to the Coast. So it felt like the ideal opportunity for a little impromptu learning.
To the lighthouse we went.
Down on the Sand
Like any 6 year old, Harvey just couldn’t visit the Coast without playing in the sand or the rock pools. I wanted him to be nourished in his curiosity and exploration. So I certainly encouraged the water play.
But this is why this little guy is my muse. He takes me on these little adventures that get me the artistic shots. Natural little artist that he is.
And of course, he discovered his own special stone. I often wonder if these keepsakes are little memories of special moments. Acorns or sticks from woods, rocks from the coast, crystals from people. Think I have my own little warlock in the making.
I have a feeling our next trip has already been planned out by my little mate.
There was a lighthouse further in the distance, standing alone on the pier. The wind was too wild and the gates were closed. The Red and White stripes fascinated Harvey. One calm, warm sunny day we will walk to the lighthouse at the end of the pier.
“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh, from A Gift from the Sea.
Welcome to our Coast to Coast loop. We are a group of photographers from around the world, from time zones as far flung as Australia to Canada and in between, each with a different seascape. Coast to Coast aims to document our changing sea views and perspectives – both literal and philosophical – of what the sea means to us, month to month through the changing seasons. Next in the loop is