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Friday Bench: Ducky’s 30

Deckchairs outside Ducky's cafe

OK, I admit I’ve strayed into tenuous bench territory,  well actually not-bench territory with these deck chairs at Beer, but in my defence I love their bright cheerfulness and the promise summer will come.

Ducky’s is the beachside cafe, who appear to own most if not all of the deck chairs on the beach. It’s a nice sideline for them and a way of still earning an income even if daytrippers choose to bring their own refreshments.

I had some suspicious looks from the attendant whilst I took this photo. I’m sure he thought I was up to no good, or going to try to sit down without paying. This photo was taken early morning, before most people had arrived for the day.

There’s a Storm a Coming

Theres a storm a coming

I went to stay with my blogging friend Karen in north Wales recently and whilst there called in to see another friend in the same village. Her cottage is high above the sea with views towards the dunes and across to the Llyn Peninsula.

The weather was good whilst we were there, but we noticed huge dark clouds out to sea. “How long will it take for that to get here?”, we asked. “Oh about 20 minutes”, came the reply.

So we rushed down to Llandanwg beach, so I would get ‘to touch the sea’ during my stay. We had a look around the tiny chapel right on the beach – dug out from the sand dunes which had engulfed it previously. Then a quick dash onto the seashore where I was struck by the muted colours of the approaching storm. Somehow the landscape seemed to have a more textural, painterly quality to it.

We managed a bracing 40 minutes before the rain sent us rushing to the car to head back home to a toasty fire and warm drinks all round.