Thursday, December 04, 2014

Distractions on a deserted beach

Returning to Asturias after an extended period spent in the UK, one thing I look forward to is walking on one of Asturias' many unspoilt and deserted beaches. Apart from a few weeks in summer the beaches here are peaceful, free from crowds and perfect for letting your thoughts to and fro in rhythm with the ebb and flow of the tide.

We have had lots of wet weather of late and the temperatures have dropped but it doesn't stop us making the most of briefest of sunny spells and seeking distraction on our local beaches.

A walk on the beach is the perfect opportunity to find exciting pebbles, sea glass, driftwood and shells.

The ripples in the sand form tantalising patterns mirrored by the strata of nearby exposed rocks.

Birds fly low along the water's edge and flocks of gulls rest in the warmth of the later afternoon sunshine.

Despite the changing landscape of daily life, there is comfort in walking with the tides as they ebb and flow, taking away deritus and returning unsullied sands ready for the next footsteps to pass by lost in distraction.


  1. Anonymous12:41 pm

    and I like like-minded people :)

    1. Thank you. Like-minded is good.

  2. As usual fantastic photos, I love that first shot and the art in the sand, wonderful.

    1. Thank you Anne. It's not hard to get good shots when you have such wonderful light and beautiful places.

  3. I've said before that I love the beaches around where you live. Great photographs once again.


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