Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'


 {a weird gloopy globby thing}


When only a spot of fresh air will do.

The smallest person and I took a stroll out across the main beach this morning looking for fresh air and cobwebs to be blown away and when you have the coast on your doorstep I can think of no better place to seek this much needed kind of therapy.

I love it at this time of the year when the weather is all grey and the beach is virtual abandoned.  I think the last time we ventured out this way was at Christmas.

And for me it's not always the walk or the fresh air that I need that makes me head in this direction, we all have our reasons - for the little lady it's the sand that draws her to the beach.

No for me I am and just as fascinated with the debris the sea washes up and it's not the usual stuff you would expect to find on a beach like shells and the odd bit of driftwood.

For me it's the bits of old china and boshed up glass that really intrigues me.  Wondering where they have come from and what stories they could tell.

I've found marbles in the past that have been flatted over the passing of time and even a message in a bottle once - much to my amusement and a song that got stuck in my head from my youth by the band - The Police.

But that was all to do with a class assignment (the message not the band) where tracked bottles were released from Ramsgate to see how far they would get.  Just down the coast (for this particular bottle) not that far at all.

Today though there were some really unusual items to be found on the beach.  To be more precise, little see through globby things were dotted all over the sand.

I want to say they were teeny tiny jellyfish, but not being that clued up on my marine wildlife identification I can't be that sure.  Though I did make sure the little lady and I didn't touch them - just in case.

But the thing we set out to do, at the end of the day, did us both the power of good - it's ever so easy to get stuck in a rut.

I really must remember the things we have on our doorstep.

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