Posts by Category: Piers of the Realm

Day #2376

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 3rd July 2014

Day #2376Title: Eastbourne Evening
Location: Eastbourne Pier, East Sussex
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 17-40mm EF f/4 L USM
Notes: Another day visiting piers, this time those at Hastings and Eastbourne. I arrived in Eastbourne around 5pm and stayed a couple of hours – by the time I was heading home, the shadows had lengthened and I was treated to lovely evening light.
Today’s Selfie: Day #184
One Year Ago: Day #2011
Two Years Ago: Day #1646
Three Years Ago: Day #1280
Four Years Ago: Day #915
Five Years Ago: Day #550
Six Years Ago: Day #185

Day #2375

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 2nd July 2014

Day #2375Title: Deflated On The Beach
Location: Herne Bay, Kent
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 17-40mm EF f/4 L USM
Notes: I visited three more piers today on the Kent coast. My first stop was Gravesend Town, then onto Herne Bay where I found this bouncy castle – much deflated – adding a splash of colour on the beach. My final pier was Deal before heading back to Margate to stay with a friend. Another grand day out.
Today’s Selfie: Day #183
One Year Ago: Day #2010
Two Years Ago: Day #1645
Three Years Ago: Day #1279
Four Years Ago: Day #914
Five Years Ago: Day #549
Six Years Ago: Day #184

Day #2356

Posted by Caz on Friday, 13th June 2014

Day #2356Title: A Sunny Day On The Beach
Location: Bournemouth, Dorset
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 17-40mm EF f/4 L USM
Notes: More pier-spotting today, it was such a lovely sunny day I thought I would make the most of it and take a detour on the way home. It was a major detour! Weymouth Pleasure Pier and Bandstand were the first two, then the recently-reopened Swanage, the penultimate stop at Bournemouth and finally Boscombe. I’ve been to Bournemouth a few times, but it’s never been quite as sunny as it was today. The beach was busy and the pier looked grand.
Today’s Selfie: Day #164
One Year Ago: Day #1989
Two Years Ago: Day #1626
Three Years Ago: Day #1260
Four Years Ago: Day #895
Five Years Ago: Day #530
Six Years Ago: Day #165

Day #2355

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 12th June 2014

Day #2355Title: A Trip To The Pier
Location: Clevedon, Somerset
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 70-200mm EF f/2.8 L USM
Notes: I spent a lovely day exploring three more piers today. The first was at Clevedon where the grand old Victorian pier has been lovingly restored. There were several school trips visiting the pier but the kids were very well behaved, and I don’t think they lost any over the side! I also spent some time in Weston-super-Mare at the impressive Grand Pier and crumbling Birnbeck Pier. Last stop of the day was the diminutive Burnham-on-Sea, Britain’s shortest Pier.
Today’s Selfie: Day #163
One Year Ago: Day #1988
Two Years Ago: Day #1625
Three Years Ago: Day #1259
Four Years Ago: Day #894
Five Years Ago: Day #529
Six Years Ago: Day #164

Day #2353

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 10th June 2014

Day #2353Title: Pierhead Station
Location: Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 17-40mm EF f/4 L USM
Notes: Another fantastic day at the coast today, pier-spotting. I visited another three in Essex – Walton-on-the-Naze, Clacton-on-Sea and the final port of call, Southend-on-Sea. At 1.34miles (2195m) it’s the longest pleasure pier in the world. I walked along to the end and caught the little train back again after enjoying tea and cake in the Pierhead cafe. I also took a fancy to the canopy at the Pierhead station, which looks rather funky.
Today’s Selfie: Day #161
One Year Ago: Day #1986
Two Years Ago: Day #1623
Three Years Ago: Day #1257
Four Years Ago: Day #892
Five Years Ago: Day #527
Six Years Ago: Day #162

Day #2351

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 8th June 2014

Day #2351Title: Big Suffolk Sky
Location: Felixstowe, Suffolk
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 17-40mm EF f/4 L USM
Notes: There were some spectacularly good clouds to be seen at the coast toady. These were by the pier in Felixstowe. I also visited the charming little Ha’penny Pier at Harwich. These were the first two pier visits for my new photographic project, Piers Of The Realm.
Today’s Selfie: Day #159
One Year Ago: Day #1984
Two Years Ago: Day #1621
Three Years Ago: Day #1255
Four Years Ago: Day #890
Five Years Ago: Day #525
Six Years Ago: Day #160