Thursday, April 16, 2009

February Redux

April was the second month of the Roman calendar and it bloomin' well felt like February this morning.

We walked at Saltburn and almost had the beach to ourselves.

Well, there was us, the chap who drives the beach cleaner and these oyster catchers.

Then some surfers arrived to brave the freezing water. I can't imagine how cold it was, even in a wetsuit. I had all my storm flaps securely fastened down in - reminiscent of all my childhood seaside trips.

According to the Guardian, "Saltburn is one of the original centres of the north-east surf scene and the locals are friendly despite the busy waves. Good beginner waves can be found either side of the pier. The guys at Saltburn Surf Shop above the beach can provide everything from lessons and hire to advice and new boards, and after thrashing around in the cold North Sea there's the option of great coffee and smoothies at Camfield's Coffee Bar, or beer and pub meals at The Ship, both right above the beach"

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