Down To The Beach

Here is a film I made of my poem ‘Down To The Beach”


      Down To The Beach

I went down to the beach that day.
The skies were blue,
with cotton clouds
that the sun shone through.


I heard the call of the seabirds.
Oystercatcher, curlew,
herring gull.
And watched as the gannets,
soared and flew.


The waves were singing a clattering,
clinking, clunking tune.
They left behind some
shells and stones,
Shimmering in the
white bubbles of spume.


I went down to the beach that day.

              Tabitha E. A. Macallister




How It’s Made

To film my video I went to one of my favourite beaches, Skateraw in East Lothian.  I had great fun skimming stones, jumping over rocks and searching in the rock pools trying to spot prawns and crabs.  Did you spot the hermit crab in the video?

Putting it all together I needed my dad’s help!  This screen shot shows all the different bits of film and sound going together – like a jigsaw.


I love making films.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this one, let me know what you think.

  1. Hello darling Tabby. I love your poem. Especially the song of the waves🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 that was super. I could hear them in my head. And yes……I did see the hermit crab🦀

    Looked like it was a beautiful sunny day too.

    A lovely film. Thank you xxx

    • We also saw prawns and fish in the rock pools! 🐟

  2. We love your website Tabby. So nice to see you and hear what you’ve been up to. What a beautiful poem. We miss you! Have fun on your travels. Dominic & Family x

    • Thanks Dominic 😀 I miss you all too!
      Tabby x

  3. Hello Tabby!!
    I loved your video.Wouldn’t it be good if next time you see some seals? Great poem-loved how you made the music go with it and your video.Well done. So nice to see you. We will try to catch up on what else you’ve been up to.. LOVE MIA XXX I MISS YOU (We all do!) Looks like you are having a great time!

    • Hi Mia brilliant to hear from you! I hope I see some seals too – I’m going on a boat trip around The Bass Rock soon maybe I’ll spot some then!
      I miss you too. Love Tabby xxx 🐈

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