Calm after the storm

I haven't posted anything since the New Year as I am now back at work after the Christmas break. After the dreadful weather we had earlier this week with high winds and rain , I awoke this morning to blue skies. It was a good excuse to go down to the beach and enjoy the sunshine.

  The Esplanade has been updated in the last year in preparation for the Olympics. It takes a while to get used the changes and to decide whether they are for the best.

The beach shelters have all been repainted and now look very smart.

The old familiar colourful beach huts have all been taken off the beach

and replaced with new kiosks in the shape of upturned boats.  These are very popular and a good place to sit with a coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy the view.
The harbour area was quiet and still - calm after the storm...........