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The Best Time Of Year...

For a another trip down to the beach...

The blue skies tempted us out again today & although we haven't had any frost here - it has still been cold!

Lupschki watched us go while basking in the warmth of the sun in our living room window...


We joined the coastal path which is 10 minute's walk away...

The sky & sea just looked beautiful today...

The cottage on the beach.
 Now a holiday home owned by National Trust & it costs nearly £100 per night out of season & £300 a night in season!

An elderly brother & sister lived there before - they had lived there all their lives & the cottage was falling apart. 
They were tenants of NT & no work was done until they both had to left to go into care homes.
We're sure NT do good work, but they are certainly good at neglecting their tenants & they only pay their holiday cottage cleaners a little more than minimum wage.
(We were approached & turned them down)!

The path on to the beach...

Looking back up to the coastal path...

The peaceful beach...

We love it out of season...
Who needs the South of France - when we've got this!

We sat, ate our breakfast, breathed in the sea air & warmed in the sun...

And Sime took some nice photos...




Just being there lifts our spirits...

Then it's time for the journey back...

We took the steep lane...

Next time - we'll take the field...

Up & up...

And up...

The Roseland in the distance...

The midday sun...

Winter shadows...

Nearly home looking back at the beach...

There was a Robin in there somewhere...

Winter sun...

A little friend waiting for our return...

Another beautiful morning...
It's nice not working much at the moment!

Kay & Sime xx

Comments

Kath said…
OOh I could just imagine myself being there. Fab photos and what a glorious blue sky.
I thought of you today, the heating was turned off, my hands were going numb and I could barely move my arms for layers of clothing. All I can say is "RESPECT" if you guys make it right through without turning yours on!
ps I'm toasting in front of the fire now LOL
Karin said…
Lovely photos, it was obviously a lovely sunny day in Cornwall as well as here.
pattypan.2 said…
How lovely very different to what it has been here in Peterborough hasn't got above 3 degrees all day, When I came home at 5.45 pm it was O degrees and I think it is well less than that now we have a very sharp frost here again tonight and they have already gritted. Sorry I have the heating on as the Raynauds has been playing up big time and my goosebumps have got goosebumps. My tabby Squeak is camped on my leg as I am typing this trying to stop me typing and nicking cheeslet biscuits to boot. Hope you enjoy your free out of season time it looks wonderful.

Take care

Pattypan

x
The Smiths said…
Thanks, Kath, Karin & Pattypan.

We did crack the other night & put the heating on for 3 hours... And a couple of days ago, Sime found my Nan's gas heater with gas still in the bottle, so we put it on now & again in the dining room. We do have the open fire, which is wonderful! Going to bed is difficult at the moment, as is showering...

Pattypan - it sounds very cold your way! Sorry to hear about your Raynaud's, have you got plenty of layers on? Sime swears by ginger in his socks (he's always got cold feet)!

Kay :)
Catherine said…
Waaaaa! Look at your warm sunshine, green grass and blue skies! Color me green with jealousy!!!

Cool shell photo!

xo Catherine
Anonymous said…
What I wouldn't give to be there right now. It is so cold here, I could scream.
sooz said…
Beautiful! I love the shell photo!

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