Southwold Beach

Catching a Bit of Fresh Sea Air

For the past couple of days we’ve enjoyed a bit of the English seaside. Dipping our toes, just barely, into the cold, cold water.  There is something completely different about the English seaside compared to the beaches I frequented on the East Coast of America.  Besides the colder water and rockier shores, it’s the entire atmosphere, the quirky charm.  With its beach huts and arcades, I can’t help but feel like I’ve stepped back in time a bit.

But the sea is still the sea and I do so love to breathe in its salty spray and feel the sun beat down on my face as I wriggle my toes in the sand.  Ahhhhhh.

Collecting Rocks on the Beach


All images captured on a Polaroid SX-70 with Impossible Project PX70 film.
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  • Reply Jet Harrington August 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Ah, Katherine, your photos capture that timeless quality perfectly. I can hear seagulls and feel the salty air working to make my hair better than any regular-day-hair. Here in the Northwest, we have rocky beaches, too, filled with shells and driftwood and scraggly bits of life clinging to the tidal zone. These beaches seem more alive to me, although they are not as friendly to bare toes as the expanses of sand in California or the Caribbean. Your photos are lovely – I hope you are enjoying the (rare) (late) summer days. xo

    • Reply katherine August 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

      Thanks Jet. I’ve been to the NW before but not to the beach. I do think you’re right that the beach is a little more alive. I know my little man could have spent hours searching through all the rocks. Now we need to find a beach with some good tide pools. That would be amazing!

  • Reply Gerri August 17, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Amazing photos!!!

    • Reply katherine August 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Thanks! The shots I took from this pack for Roid Week are some of my favorites so far.

  • Reply honey August 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    i am in maine with brent and fAMILY on a beautiful lake damariscotta back to va on monday loved the beach pix

  • Reply Matma August 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Pretty Please
    … include my favourite
    3 boys on a beach

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