106. Calshot

Buoys

Buoys

I've been out enjoying nature again, this time an impromptu visit to out local beach at Calshot. Disgruntled with the bright, harsh light of summer I chose the evening to visit, hoping to get a softer light. Pleasantly not only was the light really good but also the tide was out, something I've not seen at Calshot in the 7 years we've lived here, it looked a totally different place.

Calshot Beach

Calshot Beach

Striped Beach Hut on Calshot Beach

Striped Beach Hut on Calshot Beach

Buoy chain on the beach

Buoy chain on the beach

As I've mentioned before, when I first moved here I was far from in love with the area. Isolated and bored I was terribly unhappy. But over time, I explored more and settled in and now I love it. These walks out, the slow mooching along and looking for things that catch my eye to photograph makes me look harder at my surroundings and in turn makes me appreciate how beautiful things really are, those things dismissed at first glance, the rusty chain grounding buoys above for example.

Beach huts, Calshot

Beach huts, Calshot

Boat, Calshot

Boat, Calshot

Coloured Beach Huts, Calshot

Coloured Beach Huts, Calshot

The coloured beach huts, some of which are super fancy, alike a modern house for the interiors and owned by the super-rich round these parts, well, they sent me off into a bit of a day dream state. Watching a grandmother in a beach hut look over her young grand child who was flying a kite was a lovely thing to behold. This was an hour very well spent indeed.

The lovely Jen at Little Birdie has written a Nature Seekers post today, festooned with beautiful and mellow photos of nature on her travels outdoors, do take a look here.


About Nature Seekers

The Nature Seekers series is a collection of photos, experiences and words of being outdoors, actively seeking time with nature. It's a small and focused series and I'd love for anyone who feels passionately about spending time outdoors or who is moved to try it, to get in touch to be featured here. Your photos, words, thoughts, experiences, memories - anything that involves you and nature.This is purely a series about adults and nature, this isn't about time enjoyed with your child outdoors, this is time enjoyed just by you. It's a stepping back from a busy lifestyle, from time online and reconnecting with nature, clearing your mindspace and how that enhances your life.