And that reason is because it’s just too damned cold at this time of year.
I was however determined to capture photographically some of the colour and texture of the beach. So at the risk of great personal peril due to the threat of hypothermia I ventured out this morning.
I’ve never thought of photography as a cardio activity before. On my first attempt out, I had just made it onto the sand when the rain started, and I had to run back to the house to prevent a complete soaking.
The second time, I was wandering along merrily snapping away as the sun was actually shining, when all of a sudden the weather turned. And I had to run a lot further to get out of the arctic driving rain.