11 March 2014

The Story of A Not So Innocent Stroll.

Doesn't this look like an innocent day for a stroll?

As promised yesterday, here's a series of pics that tell another story of a quite unexpected happening when going out for some fresh air recently.  The sea looks so calm compared to these others recently and the sky couldn't be much more of a stronger contrast - it's actually quite hard to believe how little time has passed between the two days until you walk a little longer, look a little closer and see the signs.


 - It took a passing Australian chap to point out the tell tale ones up against the actual cliff wall!


The ones on the promenade had looked a bit wet -


- and it wasn't too long before those of us down there could see why!



And out of nowhere things like this would happen and make me jump a mile!




But it wasn't only me taken by surprise - 




There's a close up of this one on yesterday's post I ruddy love it SO much and it seemed rude not to give it its own special space! 

The waves seemed to come out of nowhere, through and over the defences! 







So despite the sunny weather, this turned out to be a shorter stroll in that direction than anticipated.  It didn't make sense to go any further and I headed off in the opposite one, noting the wet promenade again, but thinking how much safer it looked that way - only to have once more been lulled into a stupid sense of security and not being the only one!










This is Gabi, the lady from earlier squelching her way towards home but not before we'd had a decent chat and a laugh about the sea still behaving in way that we're not used to locally.  She has sportingly said it's OK to post these photographs of her. 

We were fortunate that there was some safe middle ground to head to because, fascinating though it was, I was genuinely frightened by now and glad to be able to run away! 







But doesn't this look like an innocent day for a stroll? 


one week

32 comments:

  1. Is the calm final photo the same day as the rest? If so, what a moody unpredictable sea. WOW WOW WOW to these photos xx

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    1. Yes, they're all within an hour or so - that story is exactly as it was, in the order it was, but without all the shots that I missed the waves crashing! And there were lots! Glad to have WOWed you with those I caught though :) XX

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  2. I even find the final, relatively calm picture menacing. I know I'm a wimp but I'm also respectfully aware of the power of the sea. These are a great set of pictures - I wonder if you could mount them in some sort of montage.

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    1. I know what you mean by menacing - because it looks so harmless - yet it really wasn't and out of all the photos I've taken down there recently, this is the only time I've been genuinely scared!

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  3. Wow.... I think I would be running for my life; never underestimate the power of the sea :o). I'll bet it gave everyone walking along there a bit of a shock. X and thank you for linking up again lovely. X

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    1. Thank you. The runway down gave a great space to be safe and escape to - and yes, we were all caught unawares lol!

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  4. Wow! Scary - despite the blue skies and the lovely sun (for a change!) x

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    1. I think it was the blue sky that led us to believe things were back to normal, but the sea said otherwise! x

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  5. Stunning photos! I can almost feel the spray and hear the roar. I love the incongruity of the blue skies and the menacing sea.

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    1. Thank you - that's such a lovely thing to say. Incongruous - good word! Very apt :)

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  6. Wow, what a fantastic sequence of photos. They really demonstrate the power of the sea. That solid grey water does look quite menacing against the perfect blue sky.

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  7. Wow, hoping you didn't get soaked and here's proof that the sea can always be unpredicatable even on a good day! The photos really depict how scary the sea was that day!

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  8. Wow, fabulous photos! I love to watch waves crashing! I used to do it a lot when I lived in Devon xxx

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  9. What a great post and lovely pictures xx

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  10. excellent photos but all I could think was about your safety looking through them, my stomach was churning x

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  11. Wow, amazing photos but scary nonetheless x

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  12. Simply stunning stills but yes flipping scary too!

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  13. Fantastic Photos!! And you don't want to get caught out in THAT!!!!

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  14. Gorgeous photos! Wow Mother Nature's a powerful beast huh?!

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  15. Gosh that is quite scary, you pics are beautiful though.

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  16. Those waves are gorgeous, but like you I would have been a bit scared too! Mother nature is so awe-inspiring x

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  17. You are right it looks so calm and peaceful. You did a great job of capturing it all.

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  18. You've been getting some fabulous shots of the waves just recently Anya. I love them. Mich x

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  19. It does look very innocent...
    Fabulous photos, Anya. I SO wish we lived by the sea... *sigh* xx

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    1. Thank you - and I wish you lived near it (and us) too! X

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  20. Wow those photos are amazing! The sea is both fascinating and scary - we used to spend our holidays on oil tankers out at sea and we saw some BIG waves! I miss living by the seaside too... x

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    1. Thank you - and what an interesting thing to say and do - an envious of you now! :)

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  21. Looks like great fun. Noah would have been loving that. Although having to be very careful of course :) you are so right looks very innocent!!!

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    1. It was amazing - but don't think I'd have kept my kids that close for that long!!

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