Saturday, 3 October 2009


Branksome Chimes is a small stretch of beach in Bournemouth, on the southern coast of England. It is one of the few places where you'll find a)soft sand and b)relatively warm water, relative being the operative term, this being the English Channel. It's due to a shallow water shelf for several miles out (the rest of the Channel is notoriously freezing, and deep). Still, this last day of summer - on my birthday, mid September - was quite a bracing day to swim in. And yet, swim, I did.

You'd really have to see this shot blown up large, to see how surreal it looks. It just feels very English seaside to me.

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