shifting sands

IMG_7960This is how our beach looked at the start of the new year. Ravaged by the ferocious storms at the end of 2013, most of the sand seemed to have vanished, either pulled back out to sea by the wild surfs, or blown inland.

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IMG_8086What we were left with was like a lunar landscape, nearly impossible to walk across (well, slip-sliding from rock to rock can be a bit slow-going and arduous!)

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IMG_1123Storms are still hitting the North West every week, it seems, as new areas of deep low pressure sweep across the British Isles from the Atlantic, but ‘touch wood’, they haven’t been quite as fierce as at the end of last year. Only time will tell if we’ve seen the worst of the winter….

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