I've lived all my life beside the sea and I can't imagine living inland.
I love the wide expanse of the ocean, the ebb and flow of the tide, the
smell of the salt water in the air, the cry of the seabirds.
I was faced with a few choices this evening: I could have gone shopping
as the cupboards are bare, I could have planted the flowers I bought
in the garden centre or I could make the most of the nice weather
and see if I could get any photos.
So, I ended up at Shellinghill, one of the nicest beaches in north Louth.
The day trippers had gone home and it was wonderfully peaceful.
I walked out in the ebbing tide to get a picture of this boat, enjoying
the still-warm water and the sand under my feet.