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Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesday

Wed 9th, Mar, 2011

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Hello Hello!

How are you?

Oooh we are living the good life….the weather has just cooled down a tad, it’s still very warm but there is the faintest sniff of Autumn in the air…

So here’s my Good Life Wednesday post…this is a headland walk that I have been taking about once a week…having driven past it many many times a week for years it’s only recently I discovered just how breathtaking the view is.

I love walking, I always have done and it doesn’t matter where you live, I think it’s good for the soul.

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When I first lived with Mr BC, we rented a house in this grey little town on the outskirts of London, there wasn’t a whole lot going for this place, apart from the fact that, as most towns in England, it was dripping in history…beautiful old houses lurked if you looked beyond some of the hideous construction from the seventies and some of the old schools and hospital buildings were fabulous.

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We used to walk out at night around the grotty little town, often wrapped up to the eyeballs because of the cold and peer in shop windows and gaze at old buildings and discover new things…like little alleys running through the middle that we’d never seen before, old war bunkers and a tiny river on it’s way down to the coast.  Somtimes we’d stop into one of the many pubs for a drink.  I miss those walks…now we walk in the evening around here…most people are in bed, people seem to tuck-up early here…we never see a soul and I am ususally in my pj’s and wellies (so I can walk in the gutters and grass without fear of reptiles)…and there are no pubs.

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Anyway what I am trying to say is that walking is part of my stop and smell the roses things…whether you have the most beautiful blue ocean to get drunk on or you live in a grotty old town…walking around opens your eyes…well it has done mine…take a camera in your pocket and you may be a while.

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That’s it from me, if you are here to join the linky party thanks for coming!  If you wanna play, it’s too easy, there are no rules, life’s too short for linky party police huh…you just have to add what you’ve blogged…and be really nice and add a link back to my site, oh and of course, visit a couple of other people ;-)



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45 Responses to “Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesday”

  1. m says:

    Excellent idea!

    m ^..^

  2. I miss those beachy walks (sigh). Beautiful photos, as always.
    x Marnie

  3. bj says:

    Enjoyed your beautiful photos, Sarah.:))
    Thanks so much for hosting.
    xoxo

  4. elyse says:

    dreamy images!

    xo
    elyse

  5. Vanesa says:

    Ohhh Long Reef,,, I am getting married at Long Reef in May :)

  6. Kirsty says:

    Wow! Love the intense blue beach photos Sarah! Classic.

  7. Sarah says:

    Have been enjoying your posts from warmer climes, as we creep slowly into spring in the pacific northwest. Your headland photo looks so much like some of the shorelines where I live!

  8. Great blog party, thanks for hosting.

  9. Jacqueline says:

    How nice to have a beach to walk on! But your old walks sound pretty cool too!

  10. I just love fisherman’s beach, it would have to be one of my favorite places. My husband, little son and I often ride down there on our bikes in the afternoon to soak up the ocean air. I love that it has so much history & mystery.

  11. Heather says:

    I am afraid I have nothing particularly wonderful to share at the link party this week, but I wanted to stop by and say “hello”! I just love those photos of the ocean. I’m sure the water must be very cold, but,boy, it looks tempting to just dive right in. I find the ocean to be so peaceful and calming. Thanks for sharing these lovely images!

  12. Youre so lucky to live in such a beautiful spot!

  13. Beautiful pics…thaks so much for hosting!

    Blessings,
    Linda

  14. Kari says:

    I actually had to google “wellies” to find out what they were… LOL…, but now that I know I think you should have a pair in putty with white polka dots and a cute little white ruffle around the top…

    OK, I’m in a goofy mood ;)

  15. I walked with a friend this morning on our beach in California. It was almost as pretty as yours.
    Mary Ann

  16. pamq says:

    Well, I can’t say that I’ve ever walked on a beach {except once when I was five…} but it sure looks like it would be great!

    I’m with you on walking—it is so enjoyable and you notice lots of things you wouldn’t otherwise.

    It always amazes me how beautiful it is outside and how few people are out there taking it all in……….

  17. The view are amazing along with your pics. Thanks for sharing them and for hosting!
    Kim:)

  18. Marcia says:

    Your photos are always stunning Sarah! You really have an eye for capturing nature at its best. Thanks for hosting!

  19. Silke says:

    Hi Sarah,
    your linkin Wednesday is working much better than mine.Unfortunately it didn’t have many people to join in on mine. Well, therefore is yours lovely, I’ll grab your button as soon as I have time, so that you will have maybe a couple of readers from this end of the world.
    Have a lovely evening,
    all the best from Germany
    Silke

  20. Erin says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Gorgeous *faux I think* leather ruffley handbag was bought from a Nine West store here in the lovely Claremont. But with 25 stores in Sydney you may just be close enough to one of them to pop into see if you can perhaps stroke and drool over one yourself. Had trouble finding the same latte ruffley bag online though, but it was just bought before Valentines day, so maybe still in stock in store.
    Cheers,
    Erin.

    • sarah says:

      thanks I will check out..there is one at the mall nearby :-)) though perhaps I should stay away!!

  21. I totally agree with you, there is nothing like walking to calm down and enjoy the moment. And acctually, I must say that fall is my favorite time of the year to go walking, because you see all those lights in the windows and when you get home you can just snuggle up in the sofa. I like that…

  22. Erin says:

    Hi, I just found your blog and wanted to let you know that I am a new follower! :) love your blog!Erin

    http://www.purplebookbloggingmommy.blogspot.com

  23. Oh yes, I agree walking is good for the soul. Especiallly if you have views like yours outside your window. I live in a beautiful little part of the world too, but halas it usually takes a short car ride to get to the beauty. Somehow we never do that often enough. Maybe another belated good intention for 2011, go out walking more.
    Thanks for the reminder and the breath of seawind!

  24. Bibbitybob says:

    I always love your photographs. I’ve joined in for the first time, although I’ve linked back to my happy Monday post as it really felt like the good life that day – hope that’s ok and the linky party police won’t come get me :) x

  25. Deborah says:

    As usual stunning words and photography x

  26. Zosia says:

    Hi Sarah, what a coincidence! Today, I also wrote about the benefits of walking and seeing the world from that perspective. Must be the change of seasons: from summer to autumn in Australia and from winter to spring in Europe. Hence, I am linking my walking and watching the world post to today’s Good Life Wednesday. Happy picture snapping while walking!

  27. Thanks Sarah for providing such wonderful photos for us to enjoy this morning. If I can’t live by the water, I can at least dream about it and feel a bit closer when I see your photos of the ocean.

    My best- Diane

  28. lindy says:

    Thanks a bunch for hosting!!!

  29. Teri says:

    What a beautiful story! I love that you have lived in the two extremes, it makes life so much more interesting! I love the city like crazy, so much to do and see and you could just walk for miles. But I also lived near the ocean in Santa Barbara, and those were some of the most meaningful walks I ever had. I miss them so much! Thank you for the lovely reminder of how wonderful walking is. Now I need to go run and get my shoes on and head out that door for one!!!

  30. Tini says:

    Hi Sarah! I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I really love your site, images, deco ideas. Fortunately in 2 weeks I’ll be in Australia, Could you please recommend me the best places/stores to visit?? I’ll visit Sydney, Melbourne, Airlie Beach and Byron Bay.
    Thank you in advance, Tini

  31. Barefoot Liz says:

    Your photo’s make me long for the ocean. I hope I can somehow take a vacation this year.

  32. Cricket says:

    Sarah~ your pictures are fab! I wish I could grab my wellies as well and join you!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Smiles~
    Cricket

  33. Nothing like a good walk to clear the mind and open the eyes at the same time. Beautiful shots! Thanks for hosting.

  34. Thanks for hosting! I linked up my fun Farmhouse Whitewashed Concrete Eggs.

  35. Pearl Maple says:

    Well said Sarah,
    so very true, we are often surrounded by beautiful things to admire and appreciate but need to take the time to appreciate

  36. Heather says:

    Thanks for taking us on your walk gal :) Just linked up!

  37. Tiff says:

    Ahh. With wellies we can be invincible! Add in rubber gloves and there’s no limit to what we can do!
    I think you are very wise to walk with your wellies on.

  38. Toni says:

    It’s comforting to know that you sense Autumn in the air because we’re eager for a little Spring weather here on the East Coast (USA).

  39. This is a lovely reflective post. I too love walking. A chance to act spontaneously, photograph, smell, feel, and discover new places. And I am also so glad for the cooler feeling in the air now that Autumn is here. Hooray!

  40. Sarah I am most DEFINITELY a walker!! LOVE it! Pretty much the only time that I don’t walk is if it is cold AND rainy. If it’s rainy and warm I’ll still go, or cold and dry. I did even get a treadmill for the really bad weather days just to get some exercise, but there is nothing that compares to getting outdoors and walking.

    I just found out recently that my hubby and I were my daughter’s inspiration to get into art. Him because he got her started painting, and me because she said when we would go out for our walks I was always stopping and looking at every flower, every cloud shape, and every view, and taught her to look for beauty. She is getting ready to do her senior art show at college, and she had to write a bio for herself that will be framed and appear with her art. I was so blessed. I cried.

  41. You are indeed living the good life. There’s nothing better than a lovely walk in the fresh air. New to your linky party but I love it already. Thanks for sharing a bit of your beautiful world.
    Best to you,
    Lynn

  42. RSA Online says:

    Oh gosh I want your beach! It’s so gorgeous

  43. i’m moving …that is all there is to it.

  44. Sarah,

    I love the beach so much, you have snapped those pictures so beautifully

    Best wishes,

    ~J