We live in a semi rural village on the East Coast of England and very rarely go to the umpteen beaches that are available on this bracing coastline. One of our plans for the new year was to make more of our beautiful surroundings and use the facilities available. To this end yesterday we took a drive along our local coastline. Don your hat and coat and come along with us. We have a flask of milky coffee and some sandwiches to sustain us and we are quite happy to share.
We drove along the coastal road and then had a little walk at each place stopped. As you leave our village you will come across the beach huts, a wonderful sight in the summer months with all their bright paint.
Each area as you go along the coastal road, barely wide enough for two vehicles is clearly signposted. There is toilet facilities at them all, a large car park and some wonderful picnic areas with wooden tables and benches. I would imagine they are quite busy in the summer months. For now people were using the beautiful areas for dog walking, only allowed in the winter months. There were some fishermen on Huttoft car Terrace, which were fun to watch for a short while.
The sea was a lot calmer than I had expected.
At Chapel Six Marshes there was an amazing structure built to enhance your experience there. I am not sure that it did, but it gave me some height to watch over the vast sea.
The structure actually made a frame around the view which I did find strange, see what you think.
This was to the right...
...to the left. You can see the shadow of the structure in the wintery sunlight.
Each area visited displayed local information which was a real bonus and I did feel that this enhanced the visit.
The last photo made me smile, you can see the shadow of me taking the photo.
It was a cold January day but the short strolls were invigorating, with the ever changing seascape, the odd bird or two and some delightful shrubs, grasses it was a delight.
Some new growth was starting to appear, showing early signs of Spring here along the coastline too.
It was reassuring to see that the flood defence gates were shut. The last flood here in this area was in the '50s but changing times, who knows?
It certainly blew the cobwebs away and made us appreciate what we have got in our local area. Hope you enjoyed the ride with us.
Finally, just because...
See you soon.