Thursday, 24 October 2013

High Tide 02:08 (2.50m) Low Tide 08:13 (0.80m)
High Tide14:41 (2.30m) Low Tide 20:17 (1.00m)
Sea temperature: 13.9
Sea conditions: good
Weather: glorious - sunny, chilly
Joined by: The LE and The Poet
Topics of conversation: 
The sunrise - stunning again this morning, The Village Elders had been waiting for it on the dunes and as I joined them it started to glow above the horizon. Then, at 7.34 it burst through. I was therefore on the drag and the others had all met at the shore line, and as I'd left my swim things in the hut there wasn't much conversation, apart from the small point about The LE's contract.
Contractual obligations - When The LE joined the group, some while ago now, she was given the rules. One of these rules was that we may blog, write articles, sing from the rooftops etc. about the joys of swimming in the sea, but we don't mention The Village by name. This had to be pointed out to her when she first joined us, as she had written an article for the Telegraph on the benefits of living in The Village and we feared a mass invasion as a result. Pushing up the price of property is not something we all desire (although right now The Pirate could benefit from it, having his parents' house on the market). She's only gone and done it again, this time in the Express, but as she also mentioned the fact that A&E is at least an hour away we're probably safe this time:
The Express Article
It's all about the benefits of living by the sea, which we sometimes take for granted, but this morning the weather and the water didn't let us. It was warmer in than it has been, and the light of the early sun bounced off the water giving even the human swimmers a glow. This week we have been occasionally joined by the shining seal, who we think of as a kind of guardian angel now.
I got some sand on the phone camera lens this morning, but I rather like the effect

Then, as I walked home the sun was burning through and casting shadows in front of me, the shadow of a person moved across, behind me, but when I turned round there was no one there. Slightly strange...

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