The Seafront at Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire
Football is said, idiomatically now, . . . to be a game of two halves - much the same can be said about Mablethorpe, I was there recently and am still feeling the effect . . .
Standing out on the beach at Mablethorpe on a stormy winter’s day looking out at the sea is really quite something - you could be anywhere in the world almost.
The power and sheer vastness of the sea is a thing to behold, I was reminded of scenes from the movie Point Break whilst looking out at the tide crashing in on a beach deserted but for me, my brother and the ubiquitous dog walker - it went straight into my Top Ten most enthralling scenes in Lincolnshire . . . I kid you not.
The town itself is quite another matter, a place those who inhabit a square mile in Westminster should visit, the politicians, commentators, journalists a Talking Heads you see on TV - they’d see something !
It’s as though Mablethorpe and those who live there have surrendered, all those that could get out have done so - it’s a terrible thing to see and those who claim to know what the country needs should see it - frankly my conclusion was there are some things you simply cannot rectify, some people who will never work or stand on their own two feet, whatever schemes or newly named plans a government of any name can come up with.
But that’s that, I mention it because of the contrast.
My visit left me with two very strong feelings and simply turning round could give you polar opposite opinions.
The part of the promenade that looks like a classic period seaside town is fabulous too, I took this on a very overcast but wonderful day . . .
The feeling of being there that day and the joy of looking at the sea has remained with me. As I type this I’ve been wondering as to why it had such an impact.
I live on the ‘coast’ of course so it should be nothing new, but . . . we don’t have the sea around here like that - on that day, with the stormy weather it could have been the Atlantic.
I would heartily recommend going to the seafront at Mablethorpe, don’t wait for summer, try it out of season and check the tide times online, try and get there when nature displays its power, it was truly awe inspiring and you realise just how insignificant you really are . . .
It’s a wonderful sight, do go and see it
Yours, still in awe,