Margate’s winter seas – walking along the seafront in January

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View east along Margate beach, taken standing on the edge of the tidal swimming pool. [Edited to add: apparently now classified as a ‘boating’ pool due to Health & Safety regs, although many swimmers choose to turn a blind eye…

View from tidal swimming pool looking west towards Turner Contemporary

View from tidal swimming pool looking west towards Margate harbour and the  Turner Contemporary gallery.

Standing on Margate harbour steps - winner of Civic Voice National Design Awards 2015, Public Realm Category

Standing on Margate harbour steps (winner of Civic Voice National Design Awards 2015, Public Realm Category)

At the end of the harbour wall

Ladder down to the sea and bench for resting and looking; end of the harbour arm in Margate.margate-seaside-06

Crests of the winter waves catching the sunset.

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Walkway wet from crashing waves; east of Turner Contemporary gallery (part of the Viking Coastal Trail).

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A lonely shopping trolley (below) having a bracing dip.

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