Having had the least summery summer I have ever known, the past couple of days have given us a real taste of summer sunshine. In Autumn.
Despite all our busyness, Katie decided to drop tools and head down to the beach to enjoy the delicious sights and sounds on Tràigh Shanndaigh. I haven't done anything to any of the photos, so the colours do not do justice to the beauty, but I still want to give y'all a glimpse of 'our beach'. Yes, that's the beach that will soon not be on our doorstep. It will, however, be 'our beach' for our kids forever.
What the pictures never show (and yes, I know I've said this time and time again) is the sound of the sea. It really is well named, Ceòl na Mara.
There is something about the sound of the ocean that is inexplicable. At least, I am unable to explain it.
All I can say is that it does something to the deepest parts of my heart.
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Yesterday, Katie and Calum couldn't resist heading down again.
Now, normally Katie's selfies look something like this:
(this was from Tuesday's visit to the beach)
....or like this:
(this was from yesterday's trip)
But, believe it or not, she pointed the camera in the proper direction and gave us a proper selfie today.
and even gave us a doubly-fab-selfie:
There's something about the endless rolling of the waves that makes even Calum, at his stage of life, stop and ponder.
Jackson, on the other hand, has little time for such contemplation ...
This is more his style.