Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Marfells Beach .









My World for this week is at Marfells Beach.

After all the misty foggy mornings at Goose Bay we decided to move on to Marfells Beach, about 150 miles along the coastline. it was a good decision. This bay is much more sheltered from some winds and gets all the sun. We arrived to a really hot sunny day and quickly set up camp in our caravan, then set off for a walk down the beach, which is not very sandy more shingly, there were masses of terns and gulls resting on the shore that rose into the air and wheeled all around us as we walked, probably hoping for a free hand out of bread etc.
We were very surprised to see all the new developments, there is a lovely new ablutions block and several newly cleared camping sites along the waters edge and up on the bank as well. We were also amazed at how many people were camping and that most of them seemed to be fishermen with dingy's and crayfish pots and nets beside their tents and caravans.
There were plenty of people sun bathing and swimming in the waves, we were tempted to jump in to, but restrained ourselves.
Evening came and a most unusual sunset all in strange rays, then a beautiful full moon sailed through the sky majestically, it was magical, even though the sea mist did start to rise again, we still enjoyed our cool bottle of wine in the warm of the evening, along with most of the other campers.
In the morning we saw several fishermen heading out for a days fishing in their small boats and on their big bikes along the beach to better places. When we saw them dragging their boats back in we spoke to some ans admired their catches, and were so happy when they offered us a feed of fish, it was so generous of them and we sure did enjoy that fresh fish.

29 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Sounds like a great trip, Glennis! Your photos are lovely! And what an unusual sunset -- such soft colors! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a lovely sunset, with the rays of colors and a full moon. All of your photographs are gorgeous; I love the blue colors.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic beach shots. A wonderful place to relax.

Carletta said...

What gorgeous blues in the water!
Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Thanks for your visit. :)

Jo said...

What a lovely trip, Glennis. The sunset and water colour - beautiful. Do you not have the cold winters that so much of the USA is experiencing? Have a wonderful day. Jo (North Africa)

Benikos place said...

Beautifull and warm pictures!!! we have a very cold weather at the moment. :))

Benikos place said...

Beautifull and warm pictures!!! we have a very cold weather at the moment. :))

rainfield61 said...

I have a few beaches over here that are able to offer the same to me.

Great sharing. I love the sunset.

Mark Kreider said...

Great photos! They make me long for our winter to be over and forgotten. I enjoyed your postings about fisherwoman Caroline and your visit to the Maori place.

Lori Skoog said...

I sure do envy your weather about now. It is hard to remember what summer feels like. Looks like you are on a nice vacation.

Turquoise Diaries said...

Life is not fair. We are freezing here and you are showing us a magnificent beach :)) Wonderful photos..

Stephanie V said...

What a lovely peaceful spot. Nice place for a walk.

Nessa said...

Fantastic beaches. Kind of wild.

Poor Tuesday

Lindz said...

I love beaches, and I love pictures of beaches, these are great pics.

L. D. Burgus said...

Those are beautiful photos. It must have been great to be able to visit it. It was great that you can share the photos with us.

Pooch Morning Glory said...

glennis
im jealous. canada is pretty cold right now.
that sure is a gorgeous beach
~laura

claude said...

Nice place Glennis !
And fresh fish, very good !

Hood Photo Blog said...

Lovely series of photos. I am heading to the Oregon coast myself next week. Your pics made me excited for our trip!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wow! Beautiful, Glennis!

Sakura said...

so wonderful pictures!
it is SUMMER
:)

Icy BC said...

What a gorgeous place! Beautiful photos. I would love to get away from gray sky and snow here.

gogouci said...

This place is so wonderfully desolate and peaceful.

Craver Vii said...

"To everything, tern, tern, tern..."

I like that sunset with the streaks in the sky. Nice pics.

Ann said...

Before I read your commentary, I was thinking, are they penguins? Was thinking when we went to Oamaru to watch them.

What are terns like?

I always like seeing birds, lots and lots of birds.

the donG said...

and i badly want that buggy ride.

Jacob said...

A truly beautiful place and it seems you ran into some beautiful people and ended up having a magnificent time...

Can't beat that!

Kcalpesh said...

That's a splendid beach! Absolutely beautiful!

Pixellicious Photos

merike said...

I just love the colour of the sea, it is so fantastic!

Donna said...

In the interests of geographical accuracy, it's 100 km or approximately 62 miles from Goose Bay to Marfell's Beach - although at present you can't even make the trip! Love this beach, it's full of memories.