Merry Christmas

I’d only just mentioned to the girls that we should keep an eye open for Bob. Sure enough he appeared like some sort of apparition; feeding the gulls as we passed Walcott. It was good to see him. It’s been a long time since we got together and it was pleasing to spend a little time together.

Spending time with people has been difficult over the past twelve months. I’ve missed the camaraderie of friends and family; it was very pleasing Holly made it down from Manchester to spend Christmas with us.

We decided to have a morning walk at Cart Gap; that’s where we were heading when we saw Bob.

Scouring the beach we looked for mammoth teeth. This was the second day in a row we’d searched the shore for fossils. One day I’ll find a nice example.

It was Holly who saw a flash of orange behind the breakers. I suspected it was a Turnstone. No. On closer inspection it was a Purple Sand. Not one but three of them; picking and pecking at the alga on the walls and rocks. A nice find for Christmas.

I hope you all manage some time with family and friends this Christmas, you stay well and have a pleasant surprise or two. Merry Christmas from Tania and I (and Holly too!)

4 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

  1. 1 Malcolm Riley
    Dec 24, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Carl. Thank you for another year’s worth of posts and pictures. I don’t always comment, but I always enjoy them. The natural world has always been a kind of anchor of sanity for me, but even more so over the past couple of years. I look forward to seeing what your “Letters” bring next year.


  2. 3 krysiagillson
    Dec 24, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Happy Christmas  to all of you  it has been difficult again this year to meet up with friends and family.  I love the coast but have only made it there a couple of times this year.   let’s hope next year will be a better one.  kind regards  Krysia 

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