Monday, 27 September 2010

Views from the Beach

Goodness, it already hardly feels as if we'd been away. Boiler problems today, and when we went through our mail we discovered that C's insurance company had NOT transferred his motorbike insurance from one bike to another as requested, and in spite of the fact that he'd emailed them all the info they were requesting, they had just re-issued insurance on the same bike. Lucky he didn't have an accident during the week he was riding the new one, assuming they had done their job properly...
We did have a very lazy and relaxing two weeks; we were three minutes from the beach and spent most of our time either on the beach or in the sea. One of these photos is the view if you looked left as you were swimming, with the older part of the village, castle on the hill, lighthouse and two piers. The other is the view to the right - a couple of villages and just ranges of mountains in monochrome. The water was very salty which made floating easy; a lot of local people would come and just gently drift, chatting away. With their sun-hats, it looked rather like a whole load of buoys bobbing in the water.

The other photo is from one of our longer walks around the curve of the bay. As well as all the sailing holiday ships and larger cruisers it was a real working port with a lot of small fishing ships. So one afternoon we watched as something like 12 yachts from one group tried to find space to moor on the far pier, and another afternoon we watched as a fisherman prepared his octopus for sale on the stones at the back of the nearer pier.


  1. Looks like you had a very relaxing time. How wonderful to have water and mountains at the same time. Our beach here is very flat but the waves are very big. I think I like it a little more placid like your pictures. Good to see you back.

  2. I'm glad you had a relaxing, enjoyable holiday, Sabrina!