18 May 2012

Sandcastles in the Sky

Do you wanna go to the seaside?
I'm not trying to say that everybody wants to go
I fell in love at the seaside
I handled my charm with time and slight of hand
Seaside - The Kooks

The boyf and I recently took a trip with a friend and his dog to West Wittering in West Sussex. It was nice to get out of London for a bit but getting stuck in the mud while wearing ballet pumps made me realise I am perhaps 98% city 2% country. 

The seaside was lovely. A fresh breeze, fluffy clouds and the smell of salt in the air. My Hunters got their first airing which was nice (I refuse to wear wellies in the city). They made me feel adventurous - no getting stuck in the mud in those bad boys. 

Highlight was finding a seahorse (the boyf actually found him but I'm sure the seahorse was looking for me). I've never really seen a real seahorse, it was a shame he was dead. Loads of dead crabs around too. Maybe the seaside is a bit more macabre than I thought.

I'm pretty sure the SS12 ocean look didn't come from designers wandering around the British coastline but I found lots of inspiration on my day trip; the his n hers beach huts, the sweeping dunes, the sandcastles left behind, and the view, more than anything the view with those heavenly rays. 

My camera went into overdrive in West Wittering. I fiddled about with the pics a bit at home. I'm into light leaks at the moment if you can't tell. The best free download Pixlr-o-matic allows you to play around with proper camera photos which is ideal for me as I am yet to join the i-phone crew. 

Cosying up to a greasy fish and chips at the end of the day was perfection. Maybe I should leave the city more often.

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