Here in Brittany we have had a succession of storms since November.
This weird weather is caused by climate change, of course, the science is pretty conclusive. Sometimes I despair, I have spent decades supporting eco-organisations such as Greenpeace and WWF, I have played my part in protecting the planet, I really had thought that by 2018 we would have had this sorted.
And still there are those who think that we have not entered the Anthropocene epoch.
Well, we've had day followed by day of torrential rain and winds gusting to over 100 kmh, so it was a relief to wake today to blue skies and, naturally, we headed for the beach.
This time at Les Rosaires.
Where we met others who were taking advantage of a pause between the storms and an unseasonably warm and sunny day...
Note to self:
I really need to ensure that I keep my swimsuit, wet suit and towels in the car.
I will not miss another opportunity to swim in the sea, even in January, in Brittany!
The Ragazzo met a nice woman.
Having a dog helps to to break the ice.
I tried to make myself scarce.
Three is most definitely a crowd.
Tashi had been under the weather (no pun intended) for the last couple of days and. had he not been better today he'd have been taking a trip to the vet's surgery today. Happily he seemed to have recovered his joie de vivre and a good walk on the sand was perfect for him.
I am so fortunate to live here and to be able to drive to this beach whenever I like.
I don't think I'll ever tire of beach-combing.
And I will never cease to be amazed by the beauty of these shells.
All of those decades spent as a 'woman in tech'.
A long and rewarding career, for the most part/
And now this is how I judge the success of my day - a good haul of beautiful shells.
How perfect is that?