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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Drift Wood


Hope you are all okay? I have been under the weather for nearly two weeks now. But I can't complain it's not been disabling, just an annoying tickley cough and headaches. But there are a lot of bugs going around. Hope you are surviving!

Last week me and Craig had a few days off work and went to stay with my Granny in Richmond. It was a lovely few days and we were lucky with the weather. It was dry, crisp, quite still and full of very dramatic light.

On the Wednesday we visited Craig's old grandparents part of the world (a trip down memory lane for him) Stockton on Tees. We went to Seal Sands where he used to play when he was a little boy on his holidays.

The beautiful sand dunes are a protected nature reserve due to the rare birds and seals. As you walk up to the beach you have to go through the dunes which were head height with grasses, swaying in the wind. The path twisted and turned and occasionally gave you a sneaky peak of the sea.

When we reached the beach we were greeted with the most amazing clouds a light! Angel Rays all over the place!

N.B. Angel Rays are what I call the light beams that come out of clouds ..... I don't know the proper name sorry!

The sand was so light and creates beautiful lines and patterns in the wind.

Right next to it is the most industrious chemical factories and power stations. It is so bitter sweet. The air smells of chemicals (actually we pin pointed it down to pea and ham soup!!!) and salty air.


The views are that of beautiful sweeping sands with clouds of steam coming from the cooling towers. In the horizon is the blue sea and a skyline of factories!

As you can imagine we had a fab time walking along. Lots of interesting sights and an abundance of drift wood .... and flip flops actually!

We collected loads of the stuff ... and I had a specific project in mind .... yeah!!!!!

My very own Lil Branch of Glee! (a beautifully recommend blog in the Molly Makes Christmas Book).  A  Take a look here for all the ideas I have been getting! It has been so fun checking out everyone else's ideas ..... oh I can't wait to get this project going!

Isn't it great how you can go somewhere and come away with a totally new idea for a project! Isn't it great how something so little to everyone else will end up meaning so much to you!

As always I had to take the different path .... Everyone else chose the pier!

 Thank you for letting me share this day with you ....



  1. Looks brilliant, glad you had a good time, hope you are feeling better soon! :)

  2. What a beautiful beach Kate, looks like you had a wonderful day! Looking forward to seeing your little branch of glee :)
    Victoria xx

  3. Crepuscular rays they are called, I did a post about them. Like you, I think they look like they are from heaven!
    Thanks for pairing me with up with my partner in the Christmas Swap, she is a lovely young woman! :-)
    Hope you are feeling much better now, dear Kate.

  4. A girl after my own heart. Like you i love walking along the beach collecting drift wood. In fact i am going to do it this Friday at Auldburgh Suffolk, my favourite beach!!!! Love the photos!!!!!....xx

  5. I'm on a blog marathon tonight so
    Love from Mum


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