Saturday, 17 April 2010
The cannon at Walmer Castle, on the south east corner of England, point out over the sea, the English Channel, keeping the beach covered from invasion as they did in days gone by. As you can see, when I took this picture in January, the ground was still partially covered in snow. I love walking along that beach.
I particularly enjoy it just after high tide when the sea has covered the beach with all sorts of interesting things. The shingle (pebbles) which covers the whole area is interesting in itself - so many different colours and shapes..
Nearby there is a building which used to be Royal marine barracks. It has a distinctive clock tower covered by a cupola. The sun sets behind the building and so presents a frequent photo-opportunity.
You may have heard that most of northern and western Europe is covered by a cloud of fine volcanic ash. One of the only possible silver linings for this particular cloud is that it's likely to produce some spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The picture above was taken last night. Pleasant though it may be, it's no better than many I've already seen here. My thoughts are more with those people in Iceland who have far greater problems than a covering cloud of fine ash.
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