Thanks for popping in. Stepped away from the Clarity treadmill for a day and took off for the coast, to blow away the cobwebs. Or should I say to blow away?! It feels like it’s time, to come out from the back of the COVID cave, and into the sunshine.
It was a bright and beautiful, freezing cold and oh-so-windy day!! Here we see yours truly trying to walk forwards, but being pushed back by the wind!
We stood on the sea wall out past the bird sanctuary, and let the wind whistle through us. The waves built up, gathering speed, then crashed onto the pebble beach. It felt good to be alive.
The I thought about the thousands of people who have crossed this little stretch of water from France in the last couple of years – in ALL weathers. I’m telling you now, I doubt very much that anybody reading this blog would have the nerve to get in a poxy little boat with kids and grandparents, and try to cross those muddy waters with winds like today. I certainly wouldn’t – unless I had absolutely no alternative, and death was a better option. And yet you know that families are out there, trying to get to England across the channel. I can only imagine how desperate they must be to take that risk. How cold and frightened they must be too. What a terrible situation those refugees must come from or must be in. The world is deeply flawed.
And here am I, in my £350 Christmas Dubarry boots (which are giving me blisters btw) wittering on about a blustery, sunny day.
There was a little house along the way, which we would see as a bit of a shack, a shed, a fixer upper, quaint…
Outstanding outlook mind, and ample parking! OIRO at least half a million, don’t you think?
And once again, I thought to myself, this ramshackle old fisherman’s shack at Rye (probably listed) would be a palace for a family coming from a war-torn place, wouldn’t it. I’m sure the dog walkers and joggers out there on the Rye Harbour Bird Sanctuary would have something to say if a family of refugees took up residence! But I’m just saying.
Please. Stay safe, stay warm – and get grateful. We’re so lucky.