Not easy to find in Seaham?
You’d think that a bleak north eastern beach would be a good place to find a little Solitude, wouldn’t you? Strangely enough, that isn’t the case. This particular beach has become a mecca for sea glass hunters and gatherers.
You could hide out in the caves with a fair chance of solitude, but they’re not very safe. Erosion has created some fascinating shapes, though.
So your best bet is to head as far down the beach as you can go, without getting your feet wet, that is. Even there, a far from home Devon artist was determinedly hunting through the pebbles, looking for sea glass.
This is the lure, at the end of the beach. A solitary and beautiful rock, leaning out to sea. Seeking its own solitude.
There’s always a way to find solitude, if you crave it. For me, it’s an essential part of life. A bit like the Weekly Photo Challenge.
I hope this weekend brings you whatever you require. Cate usually requires six words on a Saturday, but often she gets more.
So serene. I’d be exploring those caves and searching for beach glass, too. You’re so right about solitude. Even in the packed touristy areas of Prague, you can find hidden corners of solitude.
An attitude of mind, or just a basic need 🙂 🙂 Thanks for your company, Julie. Sometimes it’s nice not to be alone.
Lovely. ‘Rugged coastlines’ is a good description, indeed.
What a lovely beach to walk the length of. I didn’t know what sea glass was or why people hunt it but I saw your reply to an earlier comment so now I know. 😉
People are useful when they ask questions, aren’t they? 🙂 🙂 I’m watching a great Ed Sheeran concert right now, with a guest appearance from Elton John. What a happy way to spend an evening!
What a stunning place to explore. I would certainly be willing to share it with others . Looks like lots of room for all.
I’ve managed to make it look pretty empty, Sue, and in fact you only ever have to wander far enough and you can escape. Not when the tide’s in though! 🙂
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I feel like I’m actually there. Something about the water always relaxes me. Thanks for sharing! 😊
Thanks, Bel 🙂 It’s a rugged bit of coastline but it’s home.
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Thank you for transporting me to this gorgeous place, Jo. Heavenly!
I love the ruggedness, Elisa, and with the sun out it’s perfect 🙂
I often think of dense woods and mountain tops when I need to find solitude. But this post, the beautiful photos and the succinct walk along the beach to the proud stone column standing watch.
This is paradise Jo.
If I can mangle a John Muir quote often attributed to hiking… “The sea is calling and I must go.”