Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A beach stroll for Outdoor Wednesday

Wednesday has rolled around again and that means that Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer is holding her Outdoor Wednesday party, here.

and.............we are also joining Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage for her Beach Party today.

Click here to join in the beachy delights.
These ladies do such a wonderful job hosting these great get togethers so please do pop over & say hello.

At the weekend we loaded up the car with Ben, the cocker spaniel, a snack & some books and headed for the beach at Colleville sur Mer.

I had hoped that the Parisiens, who holiday there during the month of August, would have headed home by then and we would have the beach to ourselves, the way we like it, but sadly no.

We parked the car a short distance from the sea, and after Ben & I had got our feet wet a little bit unloaded the canvas chairs, towels & books and settled down for a good read.

After a while I tore myself away from the goings on at Angelfield House and looking up I noticed that there was something going on over at the lifeguard station.

I picked up my camera and mooched over to take a look.

I met a group of people from the "Surfrider Foundation Europe" who were promoting "Initiatives Oceanes", their aim is simple: keep the seas clean.

This is also the base for "char à voile" (sand yachting) and I enjoyed walking around looking at the various yachts "parked" on the sea front.

This very colourful and strange looking yacht transporter caught my eye.

Then is was time to head back to the car and find a restaurant for lunch, but that's another story............................

I hope you have enjoyed our stroll along the beach today, I enjoyed sharing it with you.


  1. What an interesting beach post. I think the best picture is of you and your dog, I love that one.

  2. Nothing like a stroll on the beach to lift the spirits !

  3. We were just discussing this at our coffee group this morning. The large area in the ocean considered "dead" because all the currents converge there and all the ocean debris collects there twice the size of Texas and 90' deep with plastics in some spots.
    What a disgrace. Good for them for drawing attention to this. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Enjoy how pretty your beach is.

  4. Maggie, I can feel the sand between my toes when I look at the sweet photo of you and Ben. What a wonderful day at the beach. Thanks!
    Hugs ~ Sarah

  5. We were in that very place in France on the beach in one of our travels about 8 years ago. I so appreciate the history of that spot and never tire of the landing beaches and the courage and valour that occured on that day. Normandy is my favorite spot in France! Linda

  6. Hi Maggie! What great beach pictures. I love the one of you walking that cute little dog! Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you'll come back for a visit again.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Maggie-
    Loving it and loved to see those bare feet in the sand! WOW!


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