Walking on sand, seaweed popping beneath my feet, makes me think of other beaches. This is our beach now, not half a mile from home; this bay, Glentworth Bay, its old name, has the second highest tidal range in all the world after the Bay of Fundy, the sand gritty and pale, covering slabs of sticky mud.
My childhood sandy beaches of Norfolk were very different; at Hopton I remember the sand was crunchy and almost orange, like brown sugar, great for digging holes. Further north it was soft, fine and silver, running through my fingers, hopeless for those sandcastles!
April 30th 2021 would’ve been Captain Tom Moore’s 101st birthday; in recognition and in remembrance of his achievement, a new challenge was announced by his family. They challenged ordinary folk to complete a hundred somethings to raise more funds for The Captain Tom Foundation – ‘whether you bake 100 cupcakes or walk 100 laps – help celebrate Captain Tom’s achievements.’ The official ‘Captain Tom 100’ has now finished, but I’ve challenged myself to write a 100 word blog each day for 100 days. I started on May 1st and when I complete my task, I’ll donate £100 to his Foundation.