Monday was DS’s 10th Birthday.  Where did a decade go?

After a hectic two days of Go Karting, Sleep Over and Cinema we took it easy yesterday and went to the beach to skim some stones.

This is Scremeston Beach – just a few miles from Berwick, not as dramatic as Bamburgh beach where the castle is right on the dunes, but we could see both Bamburgh and Lindisfarne Castle – and as at Bamburgh, its a beautiful golden beach.  Much less crowded too.

Ric beach Aug10

Ric beach2 Aug10

Patterns in the rock pools – no idea what makes these trails.

Ric beach4 Aug10

Exploring the rocks. (See how crowded that beach isn’t? – In August on a sunny day)

Ric beach a Aug11

Ric beach10 Aug10

Even carrying my bag for a while.

Ric beach5 Aug10

Also I broke the “Artists Block” on the Sketchbook Project.  I have chosen “Below the Surface” but then realised that I couldn’t do what I wanted to do (microscopic images in watercolour).  BUT then I realised that rather than trying to find just one theme I could interpret it as below ANY surface.  When the waves went back they revealed……… pebbles and rocks “Below the Surface” of the waves.

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3 thoughts on “Skimming stones

  • 06/09/2010 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks a lot for the article.Really thank you! Will read on…

  • 06/09/2010 at 8:32 pm

    great photos – are you at FOQ – I am there Frid , sat Sund – would love to meet up for coffee if you have time?

  • 06/09/2010 at 8:32 pm

    A lot of the trick of dealing with themed projects like this lies in tweaking the theme to suit you. I'm glad you've found your viewpoint now!

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