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November 19, 2011


Surf’s Up – Santa Can Wait!

by gordonmichaelsutton

Air balloon rides, brightly coloured merry-go-rounds and yes, that was Santa Claus on a tightrope, high above the Christmas shoppers in Bournemouth town centre today. Nothing unusual there you might say. Except this is November 19th, barely five weeks away from Christmas Day. Just a short stroll from town and beach huts were opening their doors to the balmy weather.

Everywhere you turned, people were brandishing ice-creams and surfboards, happy to defy the approach of winter somewhere on the distant horizon.

You could be forgiven for thinking this was Malibu or Maui not the Dorset coast.

A sunset is a sunset, right? Maybe, but this was just too good an opportunity to miss with my camera.

I had planned on putting together a winter wonderland post of photographs pretty soon. Santa will have to wait a little while longer.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nov 20 2011

    love the beach huts!

    • gordon m sutton
      Nov 20 2011

      Thanks, Marina. They were all along the beachfront. Not easy to own one I believe, although I did see a few with ‘for rent’ signs on them. One day, maybe!

  2. Nov 20 2011

    I love the pink chairs on front of the hut! Such a pretty beach too.

    • gordon m sutton
      Nov 20 2011

      Yes, that’s what caught my eye. And no sign of the owners made it all seem quite intriguing. It’s a superb beach that seems to go on forever. Thanks for your comments!


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