We walked for miles along the empty beach today, took flasks and sandwiches and had the most lovely walk in the sun. The tide was out and receding even further; just us and one other couple + dogs. Where is everybody? Its half-term up here, one might think that there would at least be a few kids and grannies around. Perhaps they are all at the Metro Centre.
To get on to the beach, you have to first of all make your way through the dunes which at this time of year are covered in exquisite ground-hugging spring flowers; daisies of course and buttercups everywhere but there are primroses and a profusion of geraniums, some entirely purple, others purple and cream, a few pure white. We came across a patch of dark mauve orchids in full flower.