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A Walk on the Beach

West MarinaA walk on the beach is always nice but on certain days it can be magical. When this photo was taken the tide was at its lowest and there wasn’t a breath of wind. Usually there is the constant noise of the waves breaking on the shingle. The noise of the waves and shingle is one of dominant sensory inputs when you are on the beaches of Hastings and St Leonards. It is only because the sound is constant that no one that lives by the sea particularly notices it.

It was quiet on this day though. It’s strange how the absence of noise can make a familiar place seem different. You could hear the distant sound of traffic on the road and the occasional cry of a seagull. These sounds seemed muted though. The quiet emphasised the beauty of the scene with the clear reflections in the wet sand and still rock pools. The feeling of space. That’s why living by the sea is great.

The photo can be viewed full size on my Flickr page by clicking on it.

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