Where would you rather be?





Pounding in to shore,

Wind whipping, shaping the waves.

Power, meet beauty!


Paula must have known that she was tempting me with this week’s theme.  The weather played its part beautifully.  I know that there are finer seascapes, but this one is mine- my north east of England coast.

Now, please go and be spellbound at Thursday’s Special.


  1. I always prefer a walk on the beach to anywhere else at all! It’s where I do my best thinking, and also where I can choose to do no thinking at all! 🙂 I love your walk on the beach as well, Jo.

  2. What lovely views, Jo. I always have loved a walk along the water to clear my mind – I feel more relaxed just looking at your photos! How nice it must be to live near such a place.

  3. Always love walks by the sea Jo! We are lucky enough to live a few minutes drive to the Indian Ocean. With our (for Perth) cold winter this year, we’ve had some most invigorating ones recently – glad of my scarves and beanies! Your photos are lovely! 🙂

  4. Now it’s my turn to say I’d lie to walk there with you 🙂 It’s gorgeous and on a sunny day it could be anywhere. How is it that golfers manage to grab so much lovely beach? Can you actually walk to the beach darling? If so I’m seriously jealous.
    By the way your haiku is putting me to shame, I might have to start spending more than two minutes on them -or give it up as a bad job!
    Have a lovely anniversary in Skipton sweetheart, love Gx

    1. In theory I can walk to this beach, Gilly, but I’m worn out when I get there if I do, so it’s normally a combination of bus and walk. My local beach is half an hour or so away- not bad 🙂 🙂 Thanks for the kind words about the haiku. I need to practise if I’m going to take over when you retire 🙂 🙂 Hugs, darlin’.

  5. That is a beautiful coastline and some seascapes to cherish. I wouldn’t mind a summer walk for some daily exercise! It also seems pretty undeveloped, which is very nice. When I first saw your post, the sea and blue sky, I thought it was about the Algarve! 🙂

    1. There’s heavy industry to the south of us, Liesbet, and what was once mining territory to the north. The coast has been cleaned up and we do have lovely beaches, when the weather cooperates. 🙂

  6. The third and fourth one do it for me – or maybe do me in! And then there’s that splendid silhouette in the last one. You’ll drive me back to my Potato Point blogs, a vanity I should not indulge for many reasons. Hugs after a twin sleepover.

    1. Ooh, excitement! Or do I mean exhaustion? Were they good? Just remembered I have a linked post of yours to read. Just about to cook tea so I’ll get to it later. 🙂 🙂

  7. I’d love to be there, Jo. Well, we’ll be going down to the beach next Monday, for a few days. I’m looking forward to it.
    Have a wonderful day,

    1. It was perfection in a day, Jude. I love when there are enough clouds to make it interesting but not to spoil my fun. 🙂 Thanks, hon! Did you get up the hill yet?

      1. I’m waiting for the tennis to start. Don’t know if I’ll be able to get Rafa on the red button but I might be able to watch online. 🙂 Going to Skipton tomorrow for our anniversary so it may be my last chance.

      2. The tennis coverage is very bitty. I keep seeing ends of matches! Enjoy Skipton, been a long time since I was there, lovely countryside. I hope you get some nice walking weather and a romantic dinner 🙂

    1. Past tense, darlin, but it was wonderful while it lasted. 🙂 Going to the Yorkshire Dales tomorrow for our wedding anniversary and it’s supposed to be sunny so I’ll settle for that. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Ad 🙂 Your lighthouse? It’s a ‘home plotting for the weekend’ sort of a day- bouncing with rain early on. We’re off to Skipton tomorrow to celebrate yet another anniversary.

    1. Used it all up yesterday! Wet today 😦 But the forecast is good for the weekend and guess where we’re going tomorrow? Skipton, for our wedding anniversary. 🙂 🙂

  8. Beautiful scenes and sights by the beach, Jo. Your north-east England coast certainly turned it on for you at the right time – maybe it really, really likes you 😉 Hope your week’s been good so far and have a good weekend ahead 🙂

      1. Lol! It is very dreary here too. But there is something about the coast, isn’t there, that makes it attractive in all weathers – even if that means ruggedly attractive!!

  9. Yours pictures are perfect, delightful and so teasing! I love water in any of its forms, and beaches make me feel romantic at once! You are so lucky to leave in such a wonderful place! Can I envy you a bit, Jo?

    1. The wet has reached us Elaine, but we’ve had such a good spell lately that I can’t complain. I’m hoping to get it all out of the way because we’re off to the Dales tomorrow for our wedding anniversary. 🙂 Thank you!

  10. Great seascapes, Jo! I adore water (as long as it’s not descending from the sky) A city just has to have a river at least. But the sea is way better!

    Sent from my iPhone


  11. Yeah, sneaky me! I knew, it! I knew you would have something gorgeous to show off 😀 I love your imagery of power meeting beauty. I think I would be somewhere on the edge, taking advantage of both, just like you did. Exquisite shots, Jo. I am in trouble now. Which one to chose!!??

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