Sometimes we are lucky enough to enjoy a few days extra sunshine in September, a bit like an extended summer. Last week was glorious nearly every day – and living inland frustrates me. I was born and brought up at the seaside in Hastings in East Sussex, though not lived there for many years. I left and moved to Westcliff on Sea in Essex (for love!), that’s a few years ago. Now I live in Kent, away from any coast. I regularly need a ‘seaside fix’ to keep me sane.
Last week I took a trip to see the sea at Whitstable, one of my favourite seaside places (if you follow my blog you will have seen beach huts and views along with me). A stroll along from Tankerton, a meander through Whitstable town, a little sit down on the stones with my knitting – how perfect to enjoy the peace and the vista! I sipped a cappuccino whilst looking at tethered boats and I admired a mermaid at Harbour Market. http://harbourmarketwhitstable.co.uk/
I even saw a mermaid! This is handknitted and crocheted and is attached to a fabulous wall of caged stones at Harbour Market. I am guessing it was put there but local knitty artists. The wall itself contains some artwork on stones from the local community. It’s really interesting to take a look but difficult (or nigh on impossible) to take a good photo of the stones. It’s a fabulous place to stop off and watch the world go by.
Anyone else enjoying the last few days of an Indian Summer?