Big change this morning on the beach. Bright and sunny since dawn but high winds gusting up to 45mph have churned the sea up and we’ve got waves pounding the shore. Something we haven’t seen for over three weeks!

These conditions bring back childhood memories of being on the coast as a child in Northumberland and the sand swirling in moving streams over the surface of the beach and stinging legs and feet like needles being poked into tender flesh. Like a fakir or a pin cushion!

Ideal kite flying conditions – memories of giving the Peter Powell stunt model a good airing on the beach at Budle Bay.

Blustery Day