A Windy Day and a Birthday

Derek and Bryony and Compton Beach, Isle of Wight

Windy days like these are perfect for blustery beach walks after filling up on a birthday brunch. My brother was home from London for the weekend, so we took the excuse to get the family together and celebrate his birthday a few days early.

Driving out to the countryside, it felt like late autumn; the strong winds have made a mess of tidy road edges, and the rapidly stripped leaves reveal creaky old oak. Mum welcomed us with hot coffee, while we caught up on our weeks and stuffed our faces with fried potatoes and bacon.

We had bright sun on our beach walk, and the wind was whipping the waves in to a froth. Something about the wind and crashing waves makes me want to run around and twirl. Food, family and blustery walks are the makings of a good Sunday. And chocolate cake helps too..

Kite surfer on stormy day at Brook Chine

Alec and Wendy on the beach and birthday cake photo collage

4 thoughts on “A Windy Day and a Birthday

  1. Love the blog, it often inspires me to explore and appreciate the Island, especially during times of stress! also, great photos, very atmospheric, hard to achieve.
    I’ve just noticed the Chessell Pottery IOW mug next to your chocolate cake! I drew the artwork for this some years ago, glad to see it in action!


    • Thanks Al, I’m glad you enjoy. Have to give Tom all the credit for the photos.
      We have two of your mugs- I love the pics, and it’s a good starter when we’ve got guests choosing where to visit!