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The horizon seemed so close at Cogden Beach

On Friday we walked on Cogden Beach in the wind. It was some time before I was able to see, my eyes were streaming so much to start with. Then at the end of the walk I could hardly see … Continue reading

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Whipped for Christmas Day at West Bay

I wish I had taken my camera and camcorder when we went for our Christmas Day seaside constitutional yesterday.  The sun was glorious; the wind whipped up the sea a bit; the sky full of colour and form; and there … Continue reading

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Still thinking about the view on Sunday

Perhaps because the sea was so calm, making it an almost flat area of colour, it accentuated the linear aspect of the landscape view. Whereas last week the sea was striated, with lines of colour projecting from the coast echoed … Continue reading

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A quick climb to Thorncombe Beacon before the rain

This morning I managed to get out for a walk back to Thorncombe Beacon to try to capture something of the feeling of the view east I got when I walked that way with David on Wednesday.  The  air was pretty … Continue reading

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Coastal walk still strong in my mind

On Wednesday, with my friend David, I went for a walk  from Seatown up over the cliffs past Thorncombe Beacon and down to Eype’s Mouth, where we sat on the sand, ate an apple each and talked about art and the … Continue reading

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Spice jars, lighting and lighters

I took advantage of the good weather yesterday to get out for a walk along Cogden Beach. The stormy weather has pushed the tideline high and scattered the debris a wide swathe. Mostly it’s flotsam but there’s a lot of plastic bottles … Continue reading

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Slim pickings for a beachcomber

Slim pickings and heavy going. I couldn’t find the pace of the beach today: every step seemed hard work. The sky was grey and overcast and the landscape was featureless, drained of colour, no contrast. I came down to Cogden … Continue reading

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West Bay in all its glory

In this good weather West Bay has glowed! I dashed down yesterday for an hour at the end of the day to sit on West Beach and daub watercolours in sketchbooks in a vain attempt to understand how light changes … Continue reading

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Blue tubes at Cogden

I went out yesterday with the specific purpose of collecting some fine coloured fishing line from the beach for some artwork I am currently doing.  I hoped I might also find a fish-shaped lure to incorporate in another picture. As … Continue reading

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Green day at Cogden

We went for a midday walk on Cogden Beach today.  It was supposed to be sunny but the sky was half cloud when we got there and we were in a low-contrast bright shade for all our time there. After … Continue reading

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