Shoreham Beach, West Sussex

Shoreham Beach, West Sussex September 2020

Shoreham Beach is a pedestrian bridge away from Shoreham-by-Sea and I suspect during storms, parts of it get a bit closer.

After a few glorious, almost July-like days, the weather has finally turned and begun to cool down. On this occasion, the tide was out, so I got to walk on sand for a change. Here, the tide makes a huge difference to the beach, the sea being 40m further up the beach at high tide (maybe higher). On this occasion, there were still plenty of paddleboarders cruising along the coast, but fewer bathers.

Paddle Boarders and Bathers, Shoreham Beach, West Sussex September 2020

Sunset by the River, Laos

By the Mekong, Vientiane, Laos 2015

I really enjoyed my visit to Vientiane. Although it is modernising very quickly, the pace of life is still pretty slow and the people are quite friendly. At sunset, people tend to gather at the edge of the Mekong to watch the sun set and meet with friends.

Walking on the Beach, El Salvador

LaLibertad, El Salvador 2007

It occurs to me that of my favourite photographs, nearly all the landscapes are seascapes. I wonder why that is?

Once upon a time, I used to live in El Salvador. I went to live in the country, knowing almost nothing about it, save that they had a very violent civil war a decade or so before.

When I lived there, at weekends, I would sometimes go to the beach (many middle-class Salvadorians keep a simple beach house) at the weekend. Which was the first time, I saw the Pacific Ocean.

First Time in the Pacific, 2007

On the Pier – Bognor Regis

View from the Pier, Bognor Regis 2019

An obvious view of beach at Bognor Regis.

It was a gorgeous week day, when I caught the train down to Bognor. I intended to test a film camera, but it promptly jammed – which old cameras will do. So it was iPhone time instead. I like the neat, fluffy white waves which have been frozen as they roll on to the beach.