Hannah at Westport Beach

Yesterday Hannah had her first ever visit to the beach. Julie insisted that this auspicious occasion had to take place at her favourite beach from her Kintyre days, the surfers paradise that is Westport. One of our party marked the occasion with this temporary vandalism; to find out who, look for a culprit playing with the fork!

Needless to say, Her-Nibs was very taken with the warm sand underfoot. Just walking around had her delighted enough…

Although the plastic watering can that came with the bucket and spade set bought in Campbeltown took the biscuit. She would have filled it endlessly if she wasn’t so wary of the sea lapping her lower paws…

So I can confidently caption this one as “Mum, fill my watering can from that dodgy-looking sea-stuff again, peeeeeaaaaaaasssee”…

However, she just lost herself in the vast beachverse…

Eventually Mum introduced her to the sheer delight of what Nanci Griffith termed “unnecessary plastic objects” in her introduction to “Love at the five and dime” when describing her fetish for old Woolworths stores…

You will of course note that faithful friend, Monkey was included in the party. I have to tell you, he was suspiciously fond of the plastic toys…

It turns out that the actual height of satisfaction for a wee beach novice, is putting stones in a bucket. A crab’s leg found its way in there too. Pure beach collecting bliss…

Only with the satisfaction of a hard day stone-gathering behind you, can you truly sit and contemplate the existential mysteries revealed by the eternal metaphor of the sea lapping at the border of the land…

Photographically, this one was an accidental overexposure, as my hand had switched my cameras selector knob from Aperture Priority to Manual. It was about 3-stops overexposed, but Lightroom did a good job of rescuing some detail from the snowscape that I actually downloaded; I kind of liked the effect anyway.

Julie for some reason had recently taught Hannah the Glaswegian description “boggin”. (As in “pure boggin”) Hannah finally had a chance to apply it…

But thankfully, like a little Makka Pakka (Cbeebies ref for adults unencumbered with Tombliboos, oops, I did it again (and apparently I’ve gone a bit Britney Spears – you should be impressed I know who she is), sorry), it turns out that she is all about cleaning stuff, spades first of course…

Eventually the sun dictated that even well sun-creamed little girls had to go. I think she might like beaches!

And as for her sneaky simian chum, he loved it too.

 

All taken with my Canon 7D. 17-85IS, Sigma 10-20 and my Canon 70-300.

 

Thats all folks!

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  • granny

    brilliant photos……wish I’d been there….not in the photos though……she just loved her visit obviously, even if she was boggin..nothing wrong with good clean muck.xox

  • These photos of Hannah are stunning! And sneaky simian too. Looks like it was a lovely day out. Hope you are well, Carys x