A day off is often an opportunity to go to the beach, whatever the weather! Today - we had weather!It was a windy walk through the 21 Acre Wood to the little beach below it.
This particular area is full of interesting shells and granular sand .... great for dogs and humans.
Apart from a few well-happed-up walkers we had the space to ourselves. I think we spotted two couples and two other folk out with dogs.
We'd come back up when this picture was taken and I suspect that Eliot would have been very happy if I'd suggested we go down the cliffs again .... once is enough for me! It's quite a steep climb up. This makes it appear much more calm and still than it really was. Thankfully I'd remembered the scarf ... the hat had come along too but ... when we parked the car it was mild and sheltered so I assumed that it wouldn't be required ... how wrong can you be?!!
We returned to the rectory refreshed and blown about with a hundred pictures and a very, very smelly wet dog!
The rest of the day was relaxing; and then for a while this evening I worked on a very simple information page for the church. Do check it out and leave me your comments and suggestions.
You don't always know if someone has visited the site ... and it is encouraging for us to know ...
Taking time out is essential - we work more efficiently from that point of rest.
Father in heaven,
your church on earth is a sign of heavenly peace,
an image of the new and eternal Jerusalem.
Grant to us in the days of our pilgrimage
that, fed with the living bread of heaven,
and united in the body of your Son,
we may become the temple of your presence,
the place of your glory on earth,
and a sign of your peace in the world;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer