A beautiful, bitterly cold morning on Spittal beach.
A woolly hat is essential beach wear if you plan to stay out long.
Despite the biting wind some dogs were keen to get in to play with the surf.
Only one human beach goer felt the same way today. The black shape to the left of the picture is one happy, prancing dog. The black speck to the right of the picture is a surfer paddling towards the waves.
My fingers have thawed out now. Time to get my woolly hat back on to enjoy the snow!