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Post 1512. Friday April 21

Tales of everyday life in the coastal village of Amble Bay




Hi! The sun’s shining, the birds are singing and we are going to ramble along the coastal path for a mile or two. Binoculars, check. Trekking pole, check.  Full hip-flask, check.

We’ll start by wandering along the beach. If you look in the rock pools you might see a crab or two. Do you see those beautiful reflections in the water?  Whispy clouds, swooping gulls and...oh no, Naked Nora!

Nora, cover up, please. We have guests.

Now we climb the slope to the clifftop. Ready? Up we go.

Look, there's the French coast. Sometimes I'm sure I smell freshly baked baguettes and croissants. See down there? It’s Willy Whiting in his old fishing boat having a tug-a-war with a net of fish. He waved to me once, lost his footing and fell overboard!

Hi, Willy! Don’t wave!

Mind that fox hole. Last week I stuck my foot down one, twisted my ankle and lost my boot. Not just the rabbits hopping that afternoon.

Look at the sheep grazing in the valley. They are Arthur’s. There he is with Jess, his faithful sheepdog.

Woo-hoo! Arthur!

I’m picking some cowslips to take home. Aren’t they pretty? Look over there; pink orchids.

We’ll take the steps down to the undercliff path then stroll back to the Fish Inn. Polly cooks fish and chips on Friday. Nice.







Tomorrow I’ll be telling you about The village Shops 

To read a brief description of Amble Bay and see a scribbled map just click HERE

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34 comments:

  1. Lots of little things to see. And little things mean a lot!

    Hank

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    1. They do indeed Hank. Thank you my friend.

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  2. It's nice to take a stroll along the shore.

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    1. I do it most days. That's where I come up with most of my stories.

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  3. Loved going on a virtual walk with you, chuckling away at your commentary.

    Romance #Lexicon of Leaving

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    1. Oh great. I hope I didn't wear you out!

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  4. I think you need to add more pictures! :D

    Calen~
    Impromptu Promptlings
    A to Z Challenge Letter Q

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  5. Well now that Nora is a one! I enjoyed the ramble with you.

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    1. Yes, sorry about Nora.I'm pleased she didn't spoil it for you.

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  6. You painted such a perfect picture. I could imagine and actually hear the waves and smell the fish.
    And then i saw "Naked Nora"

    A Peice Of My Life

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  7. Hi Keith - delightful stroll or R for Ramble around - love imagining Amble Bay - so true to the coastal areas ... and that postcard - clever! Cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/r-is-for-rare-breeds-survival-trust.html

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    1. I based my walk on Bexhill beach and Galley Hill, a walk I do several times a week. Nora however is imaginary! Thanks Hilary.

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  8. It's nice to relax a little in Amble Bay :-) Happy A-to-Z-ing.

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    1. There are worse places to wander! Thnks Ronel

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  9. That was a fun little ramble at the seaside. And now I'm hungry for croissants. :-)
    http://laurelgarver.blogspot.com

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  10. Memories of childhood summer holidays - including when my parents took us to a beach in France - only to discover they had turned up at a nudist beach! Nora would have been right at home.

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    1. Too easily done! I have several near me. Cheers Iain

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  11. I am enjoying this month's visit to Amble Bay so much, Keith! You tell the stories in such a personal way that we feel as if we are indeed touring with you. Today's walk was particularly nice, well, other than Naked Nora! No one was ready for that view, I'm glad you blocked it!! ;-)

    Josie Two Shoes: R is for Raine

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    1. I enjoyed today's walk too, particularly as it was inspired by an actual walk I do several times a week. Not the Naked Nora bit though! Her real name's not Nora!

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    1. Why didn't I think of that? Cheers Denise

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  13. That sounds like an eventful ramble. You could have gone naked too. Some ramblers do that but I don't think it's for me!

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  14. I visited this post yesterday, a crazy day, and found a few luxurious moments of tranquility as I strolled along the coastal path. Thank you!

    Trudy @ Reel Focus

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    1. I'm so pleased Trudy. As I've mentioned a couple of times, it's based on a walk I actually do several times week as I have the beach and cliff just yards from gate. Thanks for your loyal support and kind words.

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  15. That was a fun little ramble! I covered my eyes at Nora. :)

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    1. Very wise. It's not a pretty sight Vanessa!

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  16. I'm always up for a ramble, and this one sounds especially lovely and entertaining! Love the bit with Nora. :)

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

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    1. You wouldn't have if you'd seen her! Thanks Sara

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