On the whole over this festive period the weather has been conducive to my hibernation. However, on one day after Christmas and before the year end the sun shone so bright that it was impossible not to go to the seaside! So we set off for Hayling Island.
The pebble beaches are extensive there, providing lots of space for everyone in Winter. The picture below shows Portsmouth in the distance.
Astonishing because of the wild weather in previous days - and returned subsequently - the sky was blue and the sea fairly calm. There were surfers, but they had to go a long way out to catch any waves.
There were a great many extremely happy dogs ( I do wish their owners would pick up their crap! Right under the sign declaring this a Blue Flag Beach was a pile of the stuff!)
There are a great many beach huts - these are just the ones on this beach; the island has a kind of bell bottom which is more or less all beaches, and which all seem to have beach huts.
I particularly liked this one:
because I for one certainly do like to be beside the seaside!