When we arrived at the beach the weather was sunny but windy. Looking east towards Rye and beyond it was clear that they were getting a good soaking, but there seemed little danger of it moving my way. An hour or so later that changed. I’ve never seen such dark clouds. The front moved slowly but surely our way, so we moved slowly but surely back towards the car. (Click to enlarge)
These were taken with the camera being held an inch or so above the sand, a perspective that most people would never see (unless they were lying on wet sand for some reason). I quite like the way the pictures turned out. (Click to enlarge)
The sea air does its work on a seemingly abandoned fishing boat and hut.
It was a bit windy the other day, so I went to the beach to take some pictures. As usual there were lots of gulls hanging around the fishing boats. This one was wearing an expression of mild concern, either about the weather or me creeping up on it.
The Hastings fishermen use a variety of tracked vehicles to launch and land their boats. This particular one is a Track Marshall 90, built by a British firm whose history is a bit complex and poorly written. Needless to say this British owned vehicle manufacturers no longer exist. Their tractors keep going though, even in the corrosive and tough environment of a working beach.
(Click the photo to view in Flickr)
Looking down from the top of the shingle at Pett Level Beach I spied this lady walking her dog and liked the contrast between the beach and the sea. Typically the dog decided to show his backside to me just as they passed the middle of my viewfinder! Click to view the photo larger in Flickr.