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.
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.