A Bank Holiday by the seaside

On Sunday, we arrived in Scarborough to rain and pullover temperatures. Notwithstanding, coming from the seaside myself, I know the only way to live is to challenge the elements rather than be beaten by them.


In any case, had we not wandered along the North Bay we may not have come across bushes and bushes of the following: a most unexpected find.


Now, I didn’t actually know at the time that another name for rosa rugosa (Japanese rose) was ‘beach rose’. Having just seen bush after bush on the ground above the esplanade, I am in no doubt that it deserves the latter name, though.

Last night, we went back to the North Bay to pick a bag of hips from the rosa rugosa bushes. I think I will try my hand at jelly – but all in good time. The evening was warm and sunny, so a couple of hours in and out of the waves was the perfect antidote to all the stress in the world.


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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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7 Responses to A Bank Holiday by the seaside

  1. Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  2. What a lovely time away. Good for you.

  3. Gorgeous beach images Helen .. good luck with that jelly 🙂

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