Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Low Tide04:35 (0.50m)
High Tide10:55 (2.40m)
Low Tide16:39 (0.70m)
High Tide22:57 (2.60m)
Sea temperature: not taken
Sea conditions: rough
Weather: Very cold, ice formed over snow, strong freezing wind
Joined by: The Lady in Lilac
Topics of conversation:
Weather/whether - I had walked the dogs along the beach before we all met up by the huts and already formed my own opinion, but we all respect each other's decisions to a certain extent so we walked up and over the dunes listening to the waves roaring, feeling the wind chill and discussing whether or not we'd be able to go in. The wind was fierce and the waves were not high but they were very strong and the swell was visible. Whilst we may occasionally be foolhardy, we're not brave enough for both rough seas and serious wind chill. The Lady in Lilac usually follows our madness from afar, via this blog, and so she knows that we don't wimp out unnecessarily and we certainly didn't feel the need to prove ourselves in front of her, in fact she may even have been a sobering influence. DK wavered for longer than The Pirate and I and had his communion with the sea by dipping his new wellies in the foam, but eventually even he decided against it.
The sand had been blown in from the water's edge and the shape of the dunes has changed, not just because the wind has blown them but because it has covered the snow drifts, as I discovered when I stood on a drift, thinking it was a dune.

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