Thursday, February 08, 2007
3rd February Hayling Island Part 2 Lunch and Beach Huts
This is the view looking back along the southern edge of the island to the point where we were walking before lunch. Later we investigated the beach huts.
Beach huts are a peculiarly British feature.
We like beach huts and admire the little communities of people who spend their days on the beach relaxing by their huts.
Some are painted in bright colours. Beach huts always seem to make interesting pictures.
Most were shut up on the day of our visit - early February is not the best time for sitting on the beach, though we did see one hardy couple sitting oustide their hut reading and drinking tea.
Here is a 1950's post card of the beach huts - known then as bungalows. It is good to see the family gathered round their hut, enjoying their picnic lunch.