Beach Style the British Way

Submitted by shirlie williams March 12th, 2011
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I am always unsure as to taking pictures of people without asking them what the heck I hid behind the sea wall and snapped this on a sunny day last April. It amuses me on several levels , the woman appears to have a towel for a head but is still reading..I love the way  her partner has large flat pebbles holding down his blanket, prepared for that random gust of wind. We have so few really warm days in the UK people tend to head out at first sign of a fine day  to the beach even if they have to wear all their winter woolies.

5 Responses to “Beach Style the British Way”

  1. Allee Willis

    Yeah, like what’s the point of laying out in the sun if all you have is one exposed leg calf?

    It totally looks like towel head doesn’t have an actual head. I also really like how scrunched up the person in the black sweater is in order to fit on their too-small-to-be-a-beach-blanket towel or yoga mat or whatever it is they’re laying on.

    If I’m going to lie down on the beach it’s not going to be on a bunch of rocks! Are there sand beaches around?

  2. denny

    Okay Shirlie! This had me laughing my ass off. I can see you just like Gladys Kravitz hiding behind a seawall! Gladys Kravitz was the nosey neighbor from the tv series “Bewitched”. This is really funny!

  3. shirlie williams

    Lol Denny, I think there is something called ‘Glady’s Kravitz Syndrome’.

    Alee this beach is called Slapton Sands, and is famous for rather tragic reasons, Its a coastal village in Devon Slapton Beach was selected for its similarity to Utah Beach, namely a gravel beach, followed by a strip of land and then a lake. The exercise was to last from 22 April until 30 April 1944, at the Slapton Sands beach. On board nine large tank landing ships (LSTs), the 30,000 troops prepared for their mock beach landing.

    Operation Tiger, was the code name for a full-scale rehearsal in 1944 for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. During the exercise, an Allied convoy was attacked, resulting in the deaths of 946 American servicemen.

    A tank was recovered from the sea by a local man Ken Small, with the aid of local residents and a diving firm and it now stands as a memorial near the beach.

  4. shirlie williams

    Sorry Allee I will spell your name correctly this time, there are a few sandy beaches around the south coast certainly more comfortable than those pebbles .