This morning was cloudy and warmish but the wind was extremely chilly. That didn’t stop the several hundred mentally unstable people who took part in the annual Boxing Day Dip in aid of the Guernsey Cheshire Homes. I love this event and we always see lots of people we know and enjoy having a short walk out to the beach. The community gathers together and there is something rather lovely about that.
This year my cousin Stefi, The Mister and my brother-in-law decided to brave the cold and go in. Here they are pulling their ‘Muscle Face’ before legging it into the sea whilst screaming like pre-teen girls.
This was taken at Cobo Beach yesterday. A beautiful sun setting at the end of an extremely busy week.
I am very, very grateful that it is the weekend!
The Mister and I took a late afternoon wander down to the beach. The tide was high and the sun was low and it was just beautiful.
We sat for a few minutes on the sea wall before walking along the road and home. On a high tide the sea comes right over the wall and tonight it seemed to be sparkling in the sunlight. Gorgeous.
The weather today has been completely unpredictable. One minute it has been glorious sunshine and then next minute it has been absolutely torrential rain. The Mister took a walk down to the post office and got caught in a shower but he did manage to capture this picture of a rainbow over Cobo Bay. A distinctly more interesting picture than any I took today as I was mostly stuck in the office!
I have had a very busy day today as I have been on training. Tonight I feel slightly braindead and I am not sure I will make much sense!
The nice end to the day is that my in-laws are over visiting for a week so after we had picked them up from the airport we took a drive back around the coast, stopping to take a few photos of the gorgeous sunset. As ever this is of Cobo Bay. You just can’t beat it!
We bumped into my Auntie Karen at the beach taking a photo. She is doing the Blipfoto thing which is a bit similar to the 365project. I wonder if she will post her photo of the beach too… you can see her Blipfoto project here.
I raced from choir to the beach to try and catch a photo of the most glorious sunset. The sky looked like it was on fire… unfortunately this was all that was left by the time I got there!
I once again ran out of time so scooted down to the beach on the way to choir to take a few photos of the beach. Unfortunately the light was getting colder but we hadn’t quite got to the point of the glorious pink sunsets that we have been having over the last few days.
I am hoping the the weather gets considerably warmer over the next few weeks. I am looking forward to starting swimming in this sea soon!!!
I kind of forgot about taking a photo today so on my way to choir I popped to the beach and took another photo of the sunset.
It was gorgeous. The quality of the light was just beautiful but because I had to rush off I couldn’t stay and see the sun sink even lower and the colour get even more intenser. As I drove away it was even more beautiful.
What a privilege to live here.
Today I went into work a little bit early and escaped a little bit early this afternoon. It was such a gorgeous day and The Mister and I went out for a walk along Cobo Beach. You definitely wouldn’t have thought it was February and whilst it wasn’t warm it certainly was mild weather and the sea was like a mill pond.
On the way home we accidentally stopped at our local pub, The Rockmount where we accidentally had a gin and tonic and a pint.
We sat and watched the sun set and just spent a few minutes together, enjoying the lovely weather and the lovely island. Not a bad way to end the day!
Can you believe I have managed to do a whole month of this already?!
It is very cold in Guernsey. The air temperature is about 4 degrees Celsius which isn’t too cold but the wind is bitter. I was racing home from work today, trying desperately to get to the beach before the sun went down properly. I think I missed all the truly beautiful colours but this picture is still very dramatic. I love the brightness at the top of the clouds, and the redness peeking out from underneath. Rather conveniently these two walkers wandered into view and I think they set off the scene perfectly!