A Photo of Something I Love

I am sharing an image of something I love with Love All Blogs and Albelli: The coast.  The ozoney, salty air, the sound of the waves crashing against pebbles or breaking against the sand, the fact that you are standing on the very last bit of the country.  I love it.

I am scared of the deep sea, oh God, the anchors. And the thought of the sunken ships and kelp and stuff.  That is a genuine fear, I can’t watch programmes about ship wrecks for fear of seeing an anchor.

Anyway, I digress.  I took this photo on the day I got engaged to my husband, at Chesil Beach in Dorset.  Which is a lovely place (apart from the truly manky café).  You should all go.

But take your own picnic, and for the love of God, whatever you do, don’t pilfer the pebbles, they don’t like it.


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  1. Thanks, Jenny.

    I want to hit the beach too. Last March, when we had that epic heatwave, we went to Bournemouth for the day and had a lovely time.

  2. Brilliant but very cold looking photo! I too have a rule about swimming in sea that I can’t see the bottom of. Fear of large fish, slimy things and sharks. Not anchors though, which is the best phobia I have ever heard of. Not for you though obviously! Found you via BYOBH! Emma :)

  3. I know, right, @Actually Mummy, very slim. Proper magical that day was. Champagne on the beach and everything, marred only slightly by the fact that our daughter vomited up her tuna roll in the car afterwards.

    Emma, it was actually quite a nice hot day, if I recall. Anchors are massively frightening. I just don’t understand why everyone isn’t fearful of them. If I saw an anchor with seaweed and barnacles and stuff on, I reckon I might actually faint, at the very least go a bit wibbly. Ew.

  4. anchors?!! love the fact pretty much everyone comments about the beach (i am obsessed about beaches especially not in the summer) but it takes several comments until someone mentions your phobia of anchors? !! i mean how do you get a phobia like that? fall over a particularly seaweedy one when a child?!!
    wasps i get (they sting, hurt and potentially life threatening if allergic) spiders, closed spaces, open spaces though none of thee bother me i can undertand how they could potentially bother people but anchors….. xx

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