Dorset coastal resorts as busy as summer

We went for a walk on Hive beach in today’s wonderful sunshine.  We had been aiming to just pop down to West Bay, but it was like a summer holiday day – if not busier! I suppose the first sunny day after weeks of dreary grey and pouring rain was bound to get people out, plus of course the New Year holiday. So since we couldn’t find a reasonable place to park we decided to drive along the coast to Hive Beach at Burton Bradstock.  We knew that would be busy too, but reckoned the overflow car parking would be less underwater than West Bay.

Run from the waves

Run from the waves

It was really good to get out in the sun, and the breeze (still chilly) had abated from the ferocity of the last day or two. I wished I had taken a camera and maybe the camcorder, but I am enjoying the images I created on my phone. Whilst it has got megapixels coming out of its ears, let’s face it the tiny little lens is pretty dire and the processor hardly brilliant! It also tends to give everything a much warmer aura than reality.  BUT stretching its capabilities to the limit optically (and without using the reasonably sophisticated digital capture options) the grainy, noisy, distorted, solarised results are really quite wonderful as abstract images.  I am currently trying to capture some of the magic pixellations of my camera’s screen on paper.

Breaker subsides

Breaker subsides

Breaker against the sun

Breaker against the sun

Winter beach - child stands on one leg

Winter beach – child stands on one leg