Knicker elastic ain’t what it used to be,

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… I reflected, ambling through the wavelets.  Adopting the bunchy profile of one who has stuffed a skirt into the underwear is all well and good, but damp insecurity set in sooner than it ought to have.  Or perhaps I’ve been too parsimonious about replenishing in M&S.

The sea built small dark walls across the bay

The sea built small dark walls across the bay.

I considered the Victorian passion for collecting seaweed.

I considered the Victorian passion for collecting seaweed.

The shore is too mobile to have rich pond life.  A somnolent anemone sucked my fingers.

The shore is too mobile to have rich pond life. A somnolent anemone sucked my fingers.

Ironwork emerged like bones from the sand.

Ironwork emerged like bones from the sand.

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