The end of echelon parking

It’s the end of echelon parking. It says so on the sign. I’m glad they told me that.

Eastbourne - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Goodbye echelon parking: it was good knowing you.

I’m in Eastbourne in a heatwave. Unlike the still-faded seaside glamour of South Devon, East Sussex seems to have all the money and half the attitude. The gardens on the seafront are meticulously kept. As I stroll, Herring Gulls patrol overhead.

If I do buy an ice cream, I know they will have it out of my hand faster than you can say Larus argentatus.

The light breeze is a welcome relief but the spray over my camera is an unwelcome distraction.

Groynes - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

There’s a massive juvenile Herring Gull on the beach. It’s camouflage colours are amazing.

Herring Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It takes me ages to realise there are two of them.

Herring Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The beach here is pebbles with big chunks of flint. Perched on top is a Spider Crab carapace.

Spider Crab - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s a beautiful day for day 20 of #30DaysWild from the Wildlife Trusts.

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