Not such a nice day today, a couple of light showers and lots of grey clouds around, not enough to put us off. We parked up in Sutton-on-sea and joined the promenade heading north. The beach, though not looking as great without the blue skies is still very appealing.
However as it is still a bit drizzly we are going to walk along the promenade to enjoy the varying different designs and states of repair of this seemingly indefinite line of beach huts.
After maybe a mile, the beach huts stop and we are on Trusthorpe Beach.
The promenade is now backed by a grassed sea wall and nothing else visible from the promenade but if you peer over the top (or just simply through a gateway) an ocean of static vans lie on the other side. So perhaps this peaceful stretch of beach will look somewhat different during the summer!
Shortly the beach huts start again as we approach Mablethorpe and one of the first in the line is ‘Eyes wife Shut’ one of the ‘Structures on the Edge’ (like ‘The Cloud Bar’ at Anderby Creek buildings.
When in use the back and front slide open to give views through the front out to sea and out the back over the golf course. The original idea was to invite these art installations to encourage beach hut owners to spruce up their huts – I would say with limited success! And even some of these installations are looking a bit the worse for wear!
And here we are on Mablethorpe Central Beach – looks like it has had regular grooming!
Though this is our turning point today, we took a sneak preview of North End Beach, just beyond Mablethorpe.
We made our way back along the beach – Poppydog staying on her lead with ball in mouth (I feel like a day off from sharing a sofa with a damp and sandy hound!).
A 5 mile stroll, mostly in the dry.