There's been more blue sky and dry air this week than we've witnessed so far this 'summer' and so - to continue on with the 'Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt' [hosted by Rinda Ontiveros over at Gallo Organico] - I now bring you the photographic fruits of a few coastal trips we've made ...
1. A pier:
And you may think that I've just taken a photo of a twisted metal tower. A tower which, yes, does jut out on to a beach, but which still doesn't quite fit the bill as a full blown 'pier'.
And you'd be both right. And wrong. Because it's not actually me who doesn't know what a pier is.
No, it's the people who designed/commissioned this structure as part of the ongoing Redcar seafront rennovations. The same people who named it: The Vertical Pier.
3. A border:
So, looking out for signs like this one is essential for me when I'm at the coast.
I love how this one [taken today] so clearly demarcates the border of exactly where dogs are and are not allowed on the beach. Not that I can ever totally relax even after spotting the signs though.
I mean ... I'm having to rely on the owners having read and taken notice of the sign as ... I don't think dogs can read. Can they?
Because if they can ... I think I'm even more scared of them ...
14. A person playing with a ball:
18. A movie poster:
Outside Redcar cinema which is a strange, faded relic of a building which is quite literally on the seafront. It's not opposite the beach - but rather above it. It stretches backwards out across the sand and, although I've never been inside, I have it on good authority that sometimes, if the tide is coming in, you can hear the sound of the waves beneath while watching the film!
They're all I've managed to capture so far, but at least I'm now over the halfway line: 11 photos scavenged and just 10 to go!
Oh and speaking of statistics: a quick reminder that there's just 10 days until the end of the month ... which means 10 days until I'll be blogging my Month in Numbers ... join me?