You know you're onto a loser when you plan a jaunt to the seaside, only to find that the Met Office forecast a storm for the time you're going to be there and then threaten to christen it with a friendly sounding name, like Doris. Sure enough, when I arrived in Minehead this afternoon it was a grey, rain drenched and windswept place - Doris may not be here yet but she's certainly announcing her arrival with enthusiasm!
I wasn't going to be deterred though and headed straight for the beach, where I found the water line a long way off, with acres of puddly sand and stones between me and it. At first glance it seemed a pretty uninspiring photographic prospect but I quickly noticed patterns in the sand and water and, despite the driving rain, I persevered and found some interesting seaside abstracts.
From there I sought out a hot drink and some chocolate cake in a local cafe before heading for the harbour. By this stage I had trouble staying upright in the strong wind so I took a photo of Belinda Bee, a boat I also photographed this time last year, and headed for the shelter of my B&B!
2 February 2017