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Sunday morning seaside stroll


The weather was perfect for a stroll by the sea, no wind blowing, sunshine from a blue sky with a few small white clouds.

Here are some photos of the plants growing through the sand and pebbles …

A Crab shell amongst the pebbles …

Some of the plants have seeded themselves along the footpath …

The Tamarix/Tamarisk hedging protects the private gardens from the windy weather …

We saw a young couple wade out with their fishing rods … perhaps hoping to catch their lunch!

On the horizon the Rampion wind farm can be seen …

Looking East, on such a clear day, the Isle of Wight is in view …

Thanks for looking in.

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Thank You! These shore plants have adapted to a very tough environment. What I am wondering is how that wind farm is adapting to the salty corrosive environment it has been planted in?

18 Sep, 2022


Thank you Shirley for showing us the coastal theme...the plants are so very different in form to those growing in the central terrain. I've tried growing Tamarisk ,a delicate leaved shrub,but no success.

18 Sep, 2022


Loosestrife, that's a question I cannot answer for you, but the following link may be helpful:

18 Sep, 2022


Thanks Shirley for sharing your lovely walk … 🙂.

18 Sep, 2022


Julia, well done on trying to grow Tamarisk. It can form a really dense hedge along the coast.

18 Sep, 2022


A lovely walk for you both,on such a nice sunny morning Shirley,and I also didn't realise how many plants can survive in such a harsh salty environment..I didn't know you could see the Isle of Wight on a clear day either, so thank you for both a natural History lesson,and a Geography one too !Lol.x

18 Sep, 2022


That is a lovely shoreline. I just love your pebble beach. I would have fun there. On our trips to Mexico I brought home suitcase half-full of lovely pebbles. At one point in my life I was interested and involved in lapidary.
Our beaches here are mainly rocky.
Thanks for showing us around. (Lovely pictures too.)

19 Sep, 2022


I enjoyed the walk Shirley!
We love to walk along the sea front..well Rick in the wheel chair! lol
It's a different beach to here and unusual to see all the plants too.
It must be lovely to see the Isle of Wight and probably is just a ferry ride for you to visit there.
I have been there once and loved it.
Thank you for sharing.

20 Sep, 2022


Lovely walk lovely plants nature at its best thanks for sharing!

I had a lovely walk along the sea front on Sunday with my daughter we are lucky we are only 20mins drive from a beach but surrounded by hills and forests where we live so best of both worlds 🙂

21 Sep, 2022


Sandra, I am glad you paid attention! :o))x

Klahanie, I had to look up the word Lapidary! Such an interesting subject.

Rose, it's a car drive (about 30 miles) to Portsmouth, then ferry to the island.

Kidsgran, similar to us as we have the South Downs National Park to the North of us and the coast to the South.

21 Sep, 2022


We went to the Isle of Wight when the children were young and had friends in Portsmouth, so went on the ferry from there too! I loved it there!

23 Sep, 2022


Rose, I always think parts of it are stuck in a time warp ... in a good way!

23 Sep, 2022

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