Last weekend I was walking along the beach early in the morning, this log encrusted with shells was lying a little above the the waterline. It must have been at sea for sometime to have all those shells attached. The shells themselves were really quite brightly coloured whilst the wood was bleached from hours of sunlight too.
Last weekend I took a walk along the beach at Whitepark bay about 8 in the morning. In the hour I was there I probably met half a dozen people, some walking dogs and some alone.
I got wet lying on the sand to get this shot of my footprint – it reminds me of an event over 30 years ago when I heard a poem read for the very first time at a teenagers funeral. Whilst it’s a well known poem it was new to me at the time. The funeral was significant for lots of reasons – she was a cousin and it was my first experience of a young person dying. The “punchline” of the poem is “it was then when I carried you”.
Last night I took this shot from the open window of our second floor room at Castlewellan castle. There was a clear sky and nearly a full moon. I could hear the praise band playing on the distant campsite in the youth tent past midnight. We left this morning after breakfast but will remember for a very long time a wonderful week at Castlewellan holiday week 2014.
It was a beautiful day yesterday. I went for an early morning walk before breakfast, doing part of the circuit around the lake, this is near the beginning and close to the castle. I love the vibrant shades of green in the direct sunlight. I shuffled around to try to catch a glimmer of the sun coming through the tree itself – did not turn out quite the way I hoped.
This week I am staying at CHW 2014. That is Castlewellan holiday week 2014 – a week long Methodist event which runs annually in August. It’s a fantastic mix of fellowship and teaching and “battery recharging”. This was taken late last night as it was getting dark. Very tranquil. The only thing to distract was a bat flying around catching insects.