Sunday, 22 August 2010

Wind, Waves, and Nudists

After much contemplation, the original plan of North Berwick to Isle of May and back was dropped in favour of a coastal trip.  Perhaps the forecast of F4/F5, gusting F7 had something to do with it !   At any rate, four of us met at North Berwick to do 'something'. After a coffee and bacon roll, a plan was hatched - head west with the tide and into the wind, paddle until lunchtime, then return with the tide and the wind.

We headed out of Milsey Bay and headed west.  The cafe at the Seabird Centre was passed :-(

I would have stopped, but, no ...

It wasn't long before we hit the F4/F5.  It was good to play in the waves for a while.  After half an hour or so, the novelty wore off a bit and it turned to a bit of a slog to carry on until lunch time, and Hummel Rocks.  Although having visited the beach earlier in the year, I was unaware of it's other claim to fame - that of being a nudist beach.  And, directly on cue, a bare skinned individual was seen.  Given the weather at the time, all I can say is that they were keen. 

But it was a luch spot with a view ...

The beach was  covered in gently rounded rocks and shells ..

All to soon we had to head back, this time with some assistance.  Some waves were surfed, although by this time, sea conditions had subsided slightly ...

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