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
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..!