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Seaside walk this morning


As the temperature was set to rise to 30 degrees by noon, we drove over to a village just East of Bognor Regis where we parked up by the beach huts.

Considering the boundary fence of this back garden is about 100 yards from the beach, it’s a wonder how these Roses and Clematis cope with the salty air!

The sea was so calm, like the proverbial millpond, a couple of folk were in the water, having braved walking down the very stony beach.

Walking in a Westerly direction we passed the sea defence rocks and saw Cormorants basking in the sunshine. Each pole had one, sometimes two birds atop them.

A lovely deep purple Clematis is flowering at a holiday apartment, so close to the sea, just wonderful.

The tide was turning as we headed back to a coffee bar.

Upon returning home, two things made me smile. There is a Grey Seal often seen swimming between Littlehampton and Brighton, quaintly named Gavin, and he was spotted in the water at our local beach yesterday.

Then I saw this cluster of Roses were shining brightly.

Thanks for looking in and I hope you are all enjoying the fine weather.

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Lovely photos Shirley, and I loved the seal.

14 Jun, 2023


Oh Shirley that seal is adorable..we have one in the river Wye at Chepstow! The sea looks so welcoming but cold I'm it clean water? I certainly wouldn't swim in the Wye.Chicken farmers upstream are responsible for the pollution.

14 Jun, 2023


A super morning out and Gavin a bonus.

14 Jun, 2023


We had some very happy holidays at Pagham in the 1950s. It was the first time I had ever seen a real live palm tree! I bet its suffered a lot of new building since then. I think sometimes seals come up to people watch!

14 Jun, 2023


Callie, isn't he just lovely?

Julia, the sea water is currently described as poor and folk are advised not to swim there! We saw two people swimming, even though I learned to swim in the sea a few miles along the coast there's no way I would do so now. So much sewage outfall ... eugh!

Siris, I found out that the seal is named Gavin after an RNLI Helmsman who first saw him in the river Arun.

Stera, this isn't Pagham, it's East of Bognor and is called Felpham. Very close, just the other side of Bognor! There has been very little new building on the coast, private estates etc., but inland there is plenty ... :o(

14 Jun, 2023


Sounds like a wonderful walk Shirley_tulip. I was little bit surprised that there were not any people on the beautiful beach in nice warm weather.
Gavin is adorable.

14 Jun, 2023


A lovely gentle walk by the sea, it all looks so calm and still. Seeing your friendly seal just added to your enjoyment I am sure.
It is going to be another hot day tomorrow so you might have to head to the coast again!!

14 Jun, 2023


Klahanie, it's not a well known area, despite being close to the resort of Bognor Regis and the beach is so very stony! It was high tide which means, until the tide has ebbed back to low, the sand is not in sight so it's not really suitable for families. I hope that makes sense!!

14 Jun, 2023


Chris, we shall be meeting up with a cousin of Michaels in Hove tomorrow but it will be in the urban part, not the beach. Mind you, we could always pop down there for an ice cream after our lunch ... :o)

14 Jun, 2023


A pleasant way to spend a summer morning Shirley :)

15 Jun, 2023


Hywel, it was so very relaxing ... :o))

15 Jun, 2023


Shirley I'm watching a sentimental slide show in my head! I don 't think we ever went East to Felpham, but the beach looks so similar to the nostalgic pic in my head! We used to enjoy walking through Alnwick because it was so very much "posher" than anything we were used to!

15 Jun, 2023


Ah, you mean Aldwick, where the rich folk have a private estate, rather like the two private estates South of us peasants!! :o)))

16 Jun, 2023


Apologies for my lateness, Shirley. Smashing blog! The seal pic pulled at my heartstrings! Beautiful!!! Adorable to see.
Love to see those gorgeous roses by the beach, blooming in abundance. Live the seafront pics. Must've been a perfect stroll in perfect surroundings.

25 Jun, 2023


Oh, Gavin the Seal is cute isn't he? It is a pleasant place to stroll along, not too busy at any time of year.

26 Jun, 2023

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