I’m very proud of myself this week, having simultaneously published an ebook and walked across rocks. Now, ‘walking across’ may not sound as impressive as climbing but believe me there was some risk involved and it was to my life! Ok, that may be a slight exaggeration but these were hardcore rocks and slippery to boot. It took a steady mind, a sure foot and a husband’s helping hand to get me to a viewing point where I could haughtily survey the sea (and convince my lungs their air supply was not running out).
Of course, once stationed I began to worry that the tide was coming in and we would get cut off. After a few more minutes observing the flow of water we established the tide was not coming in although the waves were pretty high. Undoubtedly, the best thing about rocks is the chance to have a good gawp at the rockpools. Some amazing creatures live in them. I’ve seen some truly stunning sights over the years, myriad colours and mythical looking creatures. But not in February. It seems despite the unseasonably mild temperatures it’s still not warm enough for such small miracles. We’ll just have to wait until the summer. Meanwhile, take a look at this poem I wrote back in 2006, should get you in the mood for a beach walk!
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