I seldom take a camera to the beach, because it tends to get (a) tangled up with shells, or (b) full of sand, or (c) wet when waves wave at me or I wave back in them, or (d) mislaid or left behind after a swim. I did make an exception a couple of days ago, and here are the results.
It may be observed that the dogs are very mobile, and it would help if I had shutter speed which could freeze the wings of a hummingbird. As it is, most shots show them as a blur. They are in the sea at one second, and have vanished up a dune the next. Then they rematerialize at our heels in a mass before scattering again. Getting a shot of all five is almost impossible. (It is five on beach walks now, because Paddy has got too old for these expeditions, so we kind-of sneak out when he is not looking. Otherwise he really battles to get back home.)
The portulaca taken on the front patio before heading down make an attractive showing, do they not?