Winter Sea-Scapes (Archive)

   When i lived in London i used to love to escape the long winters by driving to

  the sea. Up to the wild coasts of Norfolk for parties on the beach, or to visit the

  fairground at Great Yarmouth where i used to work and play during the school

  holidays. or down to Kent for the Dickensien weirdness of the Isle of Sheppey

  and oysters in Whitstable, or dirty weekends in Deal at the hotel where Nelson

  shagged Lady Hamilton on the eve of of the Battle of Trafalgar, or to drink in

  one of the tackiest pubs in Dungeness under the shadow of the nuclear power

  station, or to sample the delights of Brighton, of which there are many.

   Now i live in a landlocked country, far from the sea, but when i can, which is not

  often enough, i escape to the winter seascapes of Montenegro.

                      abandoned socialist holiday camp near Budva

                                             hotel terrace, Budva

                           Ada Bojana, on the border with Albania

                                                       Ada Bojana