Tuesday, 19 July 2016

A pretty sight, and NOT a pretty sight!

It might have been the Med today, even the grey old North Sea had a tinge of blue and not a cloud in the sky, but it was just Felixstowe with a lovely breeze keeping the temperature to a comfortable level.

This plump old whale waving (not drowning) is me in for a swim, Gawd knows why Col zoomed in so close! People with beach huts who are regular swimmers there say the sea is much warmer than usual for mid July.

Thanks for comments on the last blog post.
It's quite a few years since we went to Hay-on-Wye and some of the second-hand bookshops have disappeared. I noticed more shops selling new books along with the second-hand and now you have to pay 20p for the toilets too!

Back in a day or 3


  1. Glad you made the most of your day by the sea Sue - it is set to turn cooler tomorrow.

  2. Love swimming in the sea its a great way to cool off. Its good that you're enjoying your beach hut.

  3. Looks lovely and cool compared to hot and sticky here right now!

  4. Looks like a lovely day to go swimming.

    God bless.

  5. The only thing I remember about Felixstowe is the docks, been in there many times to load/unload. I didn't know they had a beach :o)

  6. A lovely cool down in the sea, how nice. We used to have a share of a chalet in Eastbourne but now living in the Peak District we are a long way from the sea. There is a public heated outdoor pool not far from us so we will check that out soon.


  7. A dip to cool off, perfect in this weather.
    Lisa x

  8. Beautiful day and good pic of you. Not many people about where there?

    Growing up we swam in the North sea and didn't think it odd that the water was chilly i.e. cold - not knowing any different we thought that to be normal.

    Glad you are enjoying the beach hut. It makes for a lovely day out on the cheap.

    Take care.

  9. I like the way the blue sea in the wide shot becomes it's usual soupy yellow-green in the close up!

  10. Felixstowe always looks so pretty in the sun. Bill always swims at Frinton when he's at the beach hut, and let me tell you, that particular branch of the sea is never, ever even remotely warm. Even on the hottest day it's like ice! Great pic of you having fun! :O) xx

  11. My Mum went to Felixstowe today. She said the weather was so lovely she couldn't wait. She said there were lots of people swimming in the sea. She didn't even wait to get Fish and Chips with me!

  12. I so love your reference to Stevie Smith's poem. My adult children and I often quote that same line. And please don't call yourself names--I can easily do the same thing, but I try not to. I see a strong, healthy, lovely woman who has earned the right to look as she does--which is pretty damn great. (Not to lecture you, just to say that the love in your face is far more important than the skinny bodies that self-obsessed fitness freaks waste their time cultivating.)
    Yes, it's late here and I've had some wine, but I just want to send some love your way, from another "old lady" Best regards, Kate in Oregon