After the storm and lots of food it was time to venture out, fresh air and exercise required. Mother ‘Smith’ was down and had said she wanted to go to the sea if possible, so looking at the weather forecast we took a chance and headed out towards Brighton.
The first route option, via Pease Pottage, was flooded, so a quick turn round an alternate route was found. Did think it may have been tricky and after seeing the amount of trees down on Forest Road it was a surprise that we got through at all, but apart from the flood at Pease Pottage there were no issues.
We arrived in Brighton nice and early, not long after first light, and had a nice stroll along the front. In to the wind was a bit brisk!
It was a lovely walk, very few people out when we were there, but a few joggers. They were the really dedicated ones!
It was sad to see the old pier as it would have been stunning in it’s hey day. We did see something that we both agreed was stupid, which was a surfer out in the water. Not just stupid because it was cold but he was doing it very close to the old pier and you can see some very jagged parts sticking out and he was asking for trouble if he got swept in to it.
I was experimenting with a few shots of the front, including some panoramas and for once I am quite impressed, I managed to get both piers in one shot and for one of them I was pretty close to the old pier so I am very impressed. Still work to do on the style, but going to practice more.