A brisk, windy walk on Spittal beach at low tide this morning.


Distant dog walkers wave greetings across acres of wind-swept sand.


The north-easterly wind drives skittering bubbles along the shallows….


and stirs rock pools into miniature waves.


Turning back into the wind, as the cold drizzle turns to hail, the village looks a long way away.

This week the Lens-Artists Challenge 90 is Distance, an appropriate theme for a low tide walk whatever the weather.

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