The Beach At Sunset

I went home for the afternoon at the weekend. Home home, the town where I grew up. I love where I live now, but what I miss most about my childhood home is it’s proximity to the beach. I can’t really moan, I still live only a few miles from the coast, but growing up we were a five minutes walk from all this…

 

boscombe pier

 

boscombe beach sunset

 

sunset surfers

 

on Boscombe Pier at sunset

 

at the end of the pier at sunset

 

boscombe pier musical sunset

 

stones at boscombe pier

 

boscombe pier at sunset

 

Things have changed.  On the nearby high street there is a mix of the familiar and the ruined. Smiths is still there, but Primark is now where Markies was.  The Sainsbury’s I had my first rust-uniformed job in is still present, if double the size – it ATE the post office! And my favourite coffee shop is gone, now a mobile phone something or another. Sad times. They have done something weird to the point of dangerous with the road system. They have a giant Tardis compete with working Police telephone. The place is grotty and run down, but vibrant and full of life. Much as it ever was really.

Even at the beach there are changes. They chopped the end off the pier (aghast face!), but have compensated to some degree by filling what remains with musical instruments for everyone to have a go on. They built a surf reef, which was a disaster for a while – but judging from the amount of people in the water is working now. And there is some sort of rock sculpture masquerading as a natural feature.  But even with the changes it is still absolutely gorgeous, especially at sunset.

Love Miss Cisco XXX

 

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  1. November 2, 2015 / 9:56 am

    When I was a kid a trip to the seaside was always such a treat and a huge event – I can’t imagine how cool it must have been to have it on your doorstep every day! Great photos:-)
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  2. November 2, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Such stunning pictures, just wow. I miss living in Brighton, pictures like this make me sigh. Laughed at the bit about the Post Office being eaten, but it isn’t funny, it’s sad to see so many little shops go isn’t it?
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  3. November 2, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    Wow, what absolutely gorgeous photos! I’m desperate to live near the sea, I feel so happy near the ocean x
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  4. November 2, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    It does look absolutely amazing. I would love to live closer to the sea, I find it so relaxing to listen to the waves… sadly living in London, I am not going to be near the sea anytime soon x
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  5. November 2, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Gorgeous photos Miss C. I ;liked your account of the places that used to be. I lived in South bourne for a while. A beautiful stretch of coast line x

  6. Hannah Wood
    November 2, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    What stunning pictures wow makes me wish I could sit with a nice book and watched the sunset now.

  7. November 3, 2015 / 5:14 am

    Wow you grew up in a really beautiful place. Beaches really do look gorgeous at sunset.

  8. November 3, 2015 / 9:29 am

    Nice to go back, but sometimes it’s a bit sad too when things haven’t changed for the better. Love the musical instruments.
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