During those recent festive in-between days the weather here in Suffolk, like much of the UK, was grey and wet.
In fact it rained and rained and all eyes checked various weather apps to catch a time when rain was not forecasted. We looked at maps and wind directions and tried to estimate when rain would finally clear the east coast.
We usually go up the coast to Orford, Aldeburgh or even Southwold, but there was only a short afternoon window with no rain and enough remaining daylight to make a visit to the beach worthwhile.
With time an issue the 20 minute route to the beach at Felixstowe became our destination by default.
We were lucky the rain stopped as we arrived. There was some gorgeous light and gentle, shimmering reflections off the wet pavements.
And, I loved it.
I only wished I’d taken my camera.
Fortunately today’s phones make forgetting your camera less of an issue than in ‘the olden days’ as the youngsters like to say.
It might still have been too soggy to sit awhile and appreciate the view, but
the walk back along the prom into the shimmering sunset was delightful.