This week my adventure visiting seaside towns along the North Sea shore continued. Scarborough was one of the most impressive, especially when the sunrise and sunset light transformed it into a magical place.
Did I say that Scarborough is popular with celebrities? There is a rumour that Elvis is alive. Isn't he?
Moving down south, one of the nicest piers I visited this week was in Cleethorpes. Yet again, I was lucky with the weather at sunrise. A few minutes later I got soaked by torrential rains. A story of this trip. It was still worth every minute of it.
Skegness or Skeggy as it is quite often called, is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the East Coast. With its kaleidoscope of neon and flashing lights advertising arcade machines, slot machines, fairground rides, crazy golf, fish-and-chip shops and bars, it is sometimes thought of as "the Blackpool of the East Coast". But there is also a quieter side of the town. A vast stretch of a sandy beach that can be quietly enjoyed, especially on early winter mornings.
Winter is my favourite time for visiting the seaside towns. They lie abandoned, silent along the sea shores blasted by chilling winds. The sense of desolation and bleakness is what attracts me most. There is a wild, quiet beauty about it which brings a sense of calmness and tranquillity. Even when it's cold, wet and windy.
This is what a part of my English seaside project is about. That's why I travel across the country to explore more as I can never get enough.
This week I visited many more places - Redcar, Bridlington, Mablethorpe, Ingoldmells. And I wish I had more time to see and capture many others. But that will have to wait for another time. I have plenty of photographs to process for now.
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