Simply glittering and shimmering. I love finding images like this. March is often known for variable weather in the UK. There is a well-known saying that ‘March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb’, or sometimes it’s the other way round. Either way there can be spells of bitter cold and days of unusual warmth. Trees and flowers never quite know the right time to judge when Spring is truly sprung.
These last few days have been surprisingly warm, and on one of them we paid our first visit to West Wittering beach on the edge of Chichester Harbour. The tide was out and vast expanses of sand were revealed with lagoons of water. The light was a little subdued by a thin film of high cirrus cloud which made images into the light (or ‘contre jour’ as it is sometimes known), a little easier to control.
This is a gem of a place, but it is also a very well-known gem: in Summer it is likely to be crowded. But there is plenty of space and it is also a popular place for wind surfers. We will be returning.