1) The hills of Somerset across the Bristol Channel. The lights in the foreground are from a boat and the lights in the background are on the other side of the Channel.
2) I kept Tim close to me. Could get awkward if he couldn't see me and I couldn't see him! (I do have a red light that I can attach to his collar but I hadn't taken it with me).
Been very busy over the last few days, so it was good to be able to get out with the dog on the beach this evening.
I am beginning to have a bit of a problem with Tim, though. On the open space of the beach he's used to being able to run hundreds of yards away from me and with his keen sighthound vision spot where I am and be able to be back with me in no time. But over the last couple of months his eyesight has been gradually deteriorating and now when he runs a hundred yards or more away from me he can't see me and just stands there looking lost. He can't hear me shout above the sound of the sea until I walk towards him and finally manage to get him to hear me.
So this evening I actually resorted to keeping him on the lead for some of the time that we were on the beach. Strange for him, and strange for me too.
Tim doing his regal bit on the beach :)
And dramatic skies.
Dramatic skies on the beach this evening.
Beautiful summer day today.
Today is one of the highest tidefalls of the year as we move towards the equinox. Amazing to think that the sea level falls 12 metres (39 feet) in 6 hours between high and low tide.
Apparently we have two days of summer left, though. The equinox is on 22 September. And it certainly feels like summer today.
Got to the beach before low tide today so not so muddy. Good to feel sand beneath the feet instead of mud.
Mud, mud, glorious mud
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
So follow me follow, down to the hollow
And there let me wallow in glorious mud
The Hippopotamus Song Flanders & Swann
Sometimes when the tide is very low, as it was today, the beach can get a bit muddy. As far as Tim is concerned, though, that's all the better for running in.
I think I'd prefer sand under my feet, but never mind.
Tim breaking wind so forcefully the grass flew. :)