When my Dad was a boy and cycled down to the seaside, his Mother always asked him to let down his bike tyres when he got there – and then fill them up again – so he could bring her a souvenir of some bracing sea air.
In the same way, I guess that taking so many photographs of the seashore is my way of capturing the moment, the fascinating, the curious, the wonder of it all ….bottling it up to take it home to share and enjoy some more.
I love beaches, not least because of their incredible variety – the way that they never stay the same from moment to moment. They are home to many marvellous things that most people never seem to notice; objects that would repay a closer look and maybe a little thought.
So I’m starting this blog by talking about some of the sights, animals, plants, and stones that I have seen and photographed – things that anyone might find as they walk along the beach but about which they may know very little.
It is written from a purely personal perspective; it definitely doesn’t cover everything there is to know; and although I try to be accurate, I can’t guarantee it – as I don’t know everything and I am learning all the time.