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Just Like Christmas

It is a beautiful day to be at the seaside so I went for a little stroll on the beach. I arrived at the pier just before 11am and there was a queue of people waiting to get onto the pier to play on the arcades or enjoy an ice cream (actually, maybe a tea, it's a bit chilly)


The tide was on the way in, but still a fair distance to go!


In the new year volunteers collected Christmas trees from the local area, and over the past couple of weeks they have been put to good use to add stability to the dunes. Marram grass has been planted too over quite an area. 


I wasn't able to help out this year but I hope next year the sessions with fall at a time I can do my bit. 


What a great project. 

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  1. That's an interesting use of the trees. I love the look of the empty beach, and hope you enjoyed your walk despite the pier crowd.

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    1. It was nice to see so many people in the town, it's the school holidays so it's a nice place to take the family, especially those with small children.

      The tree planting has taken place for quite a few years, we have a large stretch of dunes, it's a great way to help the local environment and to recycle the trees.

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  2. Lovely photos and what a good use of old christmas trees xx

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    1. It is isn't it, any free ways to help the environment are great, the volunteers work so hard with the collection and planting. I think they collected over 300 trees this year.

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  3. What a great project, certainly something that is so worthwhile.

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    1. It's great, the dune care and "in bloom" groups are really making a difference to the town.

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  4. Your first photo is particularly beautiful. I hope that we get plenty more blue skies in the next few weeks. Jx

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    1. Thank you. Yes some sunshine and blue skies would be just the ticket.

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  5. What a great day to be outside. We are lucky to have so many volunteers in this country

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    1. It was really beautiful, there are so many volunteer opportunities here, there's something for everyone.

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  6. What a great use to put those Christmas trees to.

    God bless.

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    1. You'd never think of it, but it's great!

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  7. It is a good use for expired trees, it used to sadden me all the waste for a couple of weeks festive decorations, but good to see they are recycled and is helping the dunes.

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    1. I know what you mean, it seems so indulgent and wasteful (like flowers, someone bought me some last week and I love them but it is a bit weird!), it's great to see them being used here, bringing people together and providing a useful service.

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  8. That's a fab project and thebeach is looking beautiful!

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  9. It was such a gorgeous day, ideal for being at the beach.

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