Cheers, SB - you had a similar delight for the eyes, then.
Hope you weren't woken by Security, Dunky!
0650 A fresh, breezy morning where the wind aided the final stages of my awakening North from the Baths on firm, grassy trails to the Coastguards'. Greater effort needed down the beach, so cutting inland for home was welcome. 5.3 miles.
Ye, SB & DD, I'm enjoying the crimson sweeps of colour daubed across a waking, blue canvas that's transformed minute by minute by an insistent sun.
Nessie: yes, I suppose 'he' or 'she' may be exploring his or her identity. For info, the bra had been cast off on this morning's run: 5.2 miles @ 0640 with a sunrise no-one else will see today! Coastal Park, Baths, trails to the Serpentine, then down a flat, firm beach before cutting back home between the lakes. Really enjoyed Day 1130!
There are 100 Iron Men along 2 miles of beach; the furthest out to sea is over0.75 mile. Mostly, it's the Men closest to slipways & steps onto the beach that are adorned but others have been painted, rather crudely in most cases, and, this morning, one had a lifebelt around his neck! Not that he needs saving, of course
I love 'em, but you know that already. They act as mental & physical motivation: I pace myself by aiming for the next Man.
0645 5.3 rainy, windy miles through the coastal park & past the Marina before a wind-assisted section over smooth, firm sand, lately left almost glass-like in appearance by the receding tide.