I haven't enhanced the colour in these photos, it was simply a gorgeous azure blue day at our beach and some parts of the sky were just vivid. It''s hard to believe that the North Sea, so grey and forbidding and at times fiercely turbulent in winter (only the latter keeps the year-round surfers away bar the odd nutter) could be so calm and saturated and beautiful. But will it last? Ha! This is the north east of England!
The beach was tiny at high tide when we arrived after 11 am and three hours later it had tripled in size when the tide was moving out, and it was getting very busy. It's still never as crazy as those Florida beaches where you couldn't fit a hand between the umbrellas. It's the beach that cures my homesickness.