29 June 2012
sun and wind
The sun is shining on Spurn today and the air feels warm. There is also a strong wind from the south, blowing up from the point. A walk on the beach in sandals means windswept hair and glowing skin but this is the first time I've been here and dared to walk without a waterproof jacket or socks! Bright sunshine and a keen wind make for animated clouds, rushing over, rapidly changing colours and tones of the water as they pass.
The air is incredibly clear and views across the Humber to the south bank provide detail I've net seen before. The sunlight reflecting off the water is stunning; both over the sea/estuary and on wet sand:
As ever, it is the detail of the bands of texture on the beach that fascinate me; the way material is sorted and arranged by the water and, in places, separated out in a very marked way.
I'm looking forward to inspecting some of the fabrics I left here last time and finding out what marks have been left on them by their time here. That comes tomorrow...