Thursday, 20 November 2008

Sky Watch Friday

This first photo is for SWF, please click on the icon on the right for more fabulous skys from around the world. Many thanks to the team that looks after SWF!
This photo was taken last weekend on a trip to the other side of the country. Chris and I went to Frinton on Sea on the east coast of England for a business trip and had a little time before our meeting to take a short walk along the sea front. The clouds and sun shining on the sea were wonderful, so I put my camera on a high shutter speed and hoped for the best. I love winter sunshine!
The shoreline had these beach huts all the way along and also these groynes to help stop tidal erosion.
The Herring Gulls certainly liked sitting on the groynes, but I think a couple were in danger of losing their perch shortly! It was great to get Chris out of the workshop even if it was a business trip, it was pleasure for him too as we were visiting a private Arts and Crafts house designed by Voysey, one of Chris's favourite architects/designers. I'm glad he got some fresh sea air!And of course, I never go out anywhere without my bins around my neck! (-:

20 comments:

Migs CFL fan said...

Fantastic skywatch shots. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

bowledover said...

Its good that you both had a break away from the norm. Recharges batteries so to speak.
The sea pictures are lovely and is that not a Jacob's ladder I see in the sea.
Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Godin said...

Great shots, love the birds like little decorative touches along the groynes. Guess they don't have to worry too much if the waves keep rising!

babooshka said...

Nothing more relaxing than waitig for the bird shot, Cormorants for me.

Eve said...

Jenny, Morgan and I laughed so hard at those silly gulls!! I love all the pictures! But it can't be as cold as it look!! Youre not wearing enough layers!! Thanks for the great sky and post!

FickleMinded said...

simply amazing!!!i always love the beach.
SWF#3:Mt. Rushmore

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Some great shots Jenny - I love the winter sun too - always a bonus.

A

Leedra said...

Beautiful first time sky watch post. Beware, it is additive.

Quiet Paths said...

Love these sea shots. If all business trips could be like that with a chance to get out for a little walk then who know what could happen. I really like the photos of you both too. How many km did you have to travel?

Roy said...

The Gulls on the posts are brilliant Jen and the Sky shot worked out well with the fast speed. A good set up.

Enigma said...

Beautiful shots for Skywatching! I love the beach, and the water, and a great sunset or sunrise. Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia K said...

Really gorgeous shots! Thanks!

Jenny said...

Hi guys, thank you all for such lovely comments. Christine, I'm not sure how many KM we travelled, but it was between 600 and 700 miles. We did stay overnight with an aunt of Chris's near London which helped alot! (-:

The Arthur Clan said...

Your SkyWatch photo is lovely!

nina said...

Silly birds, don't they know they need galoshes!

Wren said...

I love the gulls all in a row - thanks for skywatching with us.

Patricia said...

Very beautiful photos! I love the reflections of the clouds and sun on the sea.
Happy Skywatch!

Kay said...

These are wonderful interesting shots. I especially enjoyed seeing the photo with the birds about to lose their perch. Your sky shot is fabulous, too.

Louise said...

Wonderful photos and post. It looked like a nice getaway.

Mary said...

Lovely skies and I love those gulls perching! That one is certainly about to go under. Looks like you are both having a great time.