I am returning to blogging after a bit of a break. My relationship with blogging seems to be similar like that of any other relationship. It brings up issues around what to reveal about myself and share and what not to. My thoughts about healthy engagement with social media is to be discerning and to make positive choices around what is relevant to our life at any given time. That said I don’t intend to use my blog as a sounding board for the world that we are living in but to use my blog to pick up from where I left off and the share stories as I would with friends and colleagues based on what is inspiring me in my work and life, be that art, making, designing or just observing on my travels and what I find at home here in London or the UK.
So these shots are taken on the beach at Dungeness. It’s a favourite place of mine and I was thrilled that my friends equally loved it. Dungeness can be a bit of a Marmite experience in that you either love it or hate it. Even though it is a recognised as a place of nature beauty, for some a long stretch of pebble and single beach scattered with an array of disused and broken machinery and old boats is the polar opposite of their idea of a stunning location.
The back drop of two nuclear power stations only add to its charm, yes you read that correctly. The landscape is like a something from Mad Max, perhaps a setting for a dystopian future. Its surreal, the light is stunning even on a more typical British grey day.
Forget the future though, how about the present. The Fish hut serves up the most delicious variety of snacks and meals, freshly caught on the day.
Going back to sharing, this is the life for sure, great friends by the sea eating lovely food and feeling the love, that quality of energy that comes from being with like-minded people who want to share their time with you.
You can find everything you need to know about the area on any google search, here is the wiki page
But for now my joy is in sharing the images, the colours on the weather battered disregarded industrial items set against the natural beauty of the beach and the bright blue sky. You will have to go there to enjoy the tranquility and the sounds of silence intermittently broken by the sounds of the gulls and the waves greeting the beach.