A Blustery Day

Clouds, sea, Isle of Wight


On a day of winds fit to threaten lingering autumn leaves like those on our crab apples, Jackie drove us to our GP surgery at Milford on Sea for our flu jabs (influenza vaccines).

Down at the coast, vociferous waves crashed onto breakwaters and rolled onto the shore and over the sea wall.


Even the gulls found huddling on the car park tarmac preferable to facing the buffeting elements.

Dramatic skies, seas, and lighting effects gave yet another perspective to the Isle of Wight and The Needles.

When I had my fill of being coated in salt water in the interests of my art, I rejoined Jackie  in the car, and did my best to clean the camera lenses.

Friars Cliff Beach

We then continued on to Friars Cliff beach where we brunched at the cafe.

Spray on brerakwater

Here the breakwaters also took a pounding,

Walkers and dogs

but four walkers and a couple of romping dogs ventured onto the beach.

The smaller of the two dogs had a debate with its owner about whether it was possible to take refuge in the cafe. This somewhat obstructed my entrance.

 This evening we dined on Jackie’s chicken marinaded in piri-piri and lemon; roasted vegetables, steamed cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, with mashed potato, I finished the madiran.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

56 thoughts on “A Blustery Day

  1. Be still venomous wind, be still …. fabulous shots and I just want to adopt those seagulls who look so disenchanted with what they have to face if they should hasten to spread wings ….

  2. Beautiful pictures, Derrick. 🙂
    I love to see the sea hitting the shore. Very dramatic, but so beautiful.
    And I also love the gulls.
    xo ❤

  3. Fabulous photos. I love the black and white ones especially. We have our first storm warning of the Autumn issued for this weekend, gusts of up to 110kph, time to batten down the hatches for winter!

  4. Waves were ferocious and striking in their appearance, Derrick. I enjoy birds no matter where they are but the gulls looked sweet in their huddled appearance.
    The blues, aquas and grays of the beach huts were such a nice shot with foreground of dogs and couple.

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