South Shields Daily Photo

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Lonely life saver

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Life belt, Sandhaven Beach, South Shields

Safe surfing

Some days the weather can be very melancholy on the north-east coast, days like today with heavy skies and squally showers, moody, petulant, or sometimes pensive weather. Naturally, we don’t find too many people on the beaches on days like this, however, there are always one or two dog walkers, kite fliers, and surfers accustomed to the solace of the seaside on days like this.

The North Sea can be very unforgiving at times, and swell up in great surges as the winds turn northwards, our coastline has a long history of tragedies and a few hundred yards to the south of this point there are towering cliff faces where people can suddenly be trapped by a fast rising tide.

That’s why we look after our lifebelts, they are always available and ready in time of need.

This shot was taken at Sandhaven Beach, South Shields, I hope the Elmonts on Sark (Channel Islands) enjoy this view!

Reds and yellows painted on a separate layer in Photoshop.



Written by curly

May 10, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. The North Sea just as I remember it. I used to love the beaches in Autumn and Winter…moody as you say.


    May 10, 2007 at 7:03 am

  2. I liked your narative a lot.

    My post today explains about a duck’s sexual habits. Not sure if I should label it with an “X” or not.

  3. like the way you’ve done the red and yellow Life buoy !

    the salems

    May 10, 2007 at 4:48 pm

  4. Chilly and curved, at times, I long for a dreay day like that and we have our share.


    May 10, 2007 at 8:07 pm

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