Muddy Cows and Seashells

Last week Mellow Ground wrote about our Wintery woodland walks in “If you go down to the woods today…” and we shared things to look out for without leaves on the trees, lots of lovely coloured and textured bark and architectural habits normally hidden by foliage. You can read it here.

In the same vein a Wintery walk along the coast can be bracing and enticing with lots of little nooks and crannies to find things hiding in while the wind whips the surf; as this great blog and pictures from Sola Photography shows…

What are you finding this Winter?


It’s amazing what you find at the coast if you want to avoid the usual trappings of the UK seaside resorts, if the candy floss and fluorescent arcades just aren’t your thing and you prefer the wilds of nature.  Mr Sola-Photography and I recently decided that it was about time we blew away those New Year cobwebs, so we grabbed the walking boots, winter coats and woolly hats (or flat cap in his case) along with the obligatory camera bag and headed to the coast. Yes, it’s a bit of a trek, but it was well worth it.

And this is what we found – fluffy (and extremely muddy) cows, hibernating snails, wading birds in the ice cold surf and decaying groynes. What started out as a day at the seaside, punctuated by caramel lattes and large slices of cake in warm coffee shops, soon turned into an afternoon of laying prostrate…

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