Saturday, 26 December 2015

Christmas Day on the beach

We've never spent Christmas on our own before!  Generally we've been together with our children. But this year it's different. The children are all busy elsewhere and so...
....our first Christmas together on our own had to be different..!
 and walking to the incredibly dramatic and beautiful Sandwood Bay was what made the difference
It's a four and a half mile trek to reach the beach
but as you round the last bend in the track and Sandwood Bay opens up below you, you realise that if you have to spend Christmas on your own then this is the perfect most wonderful  jaw droppingly gorgeous place to be
It is so beautiful and somehow magical. The effort to get here makes it special. The waves that boom and crash as they roll in running up the beach
I can't capture the enormity of the place with my camera. 
Looking north to Cape Wrath. You can just see the lighthouse when the sun catches it....but not in this photo
sea foam...
the explanation can be found here
Lichen on the rocks that looks like tar, but thankfully isn't 
A long walk there and back but the most wonderful way to enjoy Christmas Day. It didn't really feel like Christmas and I did miss our children and their partners...but I loved this too, away from consumerism, over eating and the television..!

9 comments:

ju-north said...

Truly a beautiful place. We saw it one summer. A great way to spend the Day!

rachel said...

An unforgettable Christmas Day! Such a beautiful place.

Diane said...

Wow! A really beautiful way to spend Christmas Day when you are home alone! Such fabulous views. Sorry to read that the family could not be with. Hope you have not missed them too much. Thank you for your gorgeous gift! I'm delighted.
Lots of love, Di XX

Lucille said...

The perfect antidote to Christmas madness. No moping, just having a wonderful time differently. Happy New Year...perhaps you will have company for that?

sustainablemum said...

What a truly magical place to spend Christmas, absolutely beautiful.

christinelaennec said...

So beautiful! It sounds like you have begun a new Christmas tradition of your very own. I'm really happy you had such good weather. Wishing you all the very best for 2016. X

Journeys to Scotland said...

absolutely stunning! did you take the photos with your Olympus camera? if so, I am truly inspired to take better pictures with my camera. I probably should take a course or something. :) we also spent Christmas Day on the beach although there were a few others with their families and dogs there too. we had glorious weather. best wishes to you and yours for the new year.

Dartford Warbler said...

What a beautiful place. Those waves and the wintery skies are stunning.

A sane and special way to spend your Christmas Day.

Wishing you a good New Year and many more wonderful walks!

Chloe said...

Your photos are so touching. There are a lot of space. It made me breath as deeply as I would be there.

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