Britain has been beset by storms for what seems like weeks, and today was the first sunny day in a while. We live on the South Coast, and the world and his wife seemed to be on our local seafront today to catch some rays and assess the damage.
The steps and breakwaters were covered up by pebbles in 1987 as part of a new town flooding protection plan. The pebbles are continually washed away by the tides, are dredged up from the bottom of Seaford Bay, and dumped back on to the beach every winter by tipper trucks. A great spectator activity for small children!
In the last image, you can see the boats pulled up on the other side of the promenade, well out of reach of the tides. There was at least one broken one though, and the little cafe next to the martello tower has had to remove its beachfront decking and tables until the weather clears.