I think it's because I now live about as far from the coast as is possible in the UK, but I do miss the smells, sounds and sights of the sea that were part of my childhood.
The quickest way for me to get my coastal fix is to visit Saltburn. Saltburn by the Sea is a seaside resort with a dark, deep maritime past that still permeates the air. Formerly an upmarket resort for Victorians, this small town can be found on the North East coast, just south of its larger neighbour, Redcar.
Saltburn Pier is the most Northerly surviving British iron pier. Built in an exposed position and facing due north into the unforgiving North Sea, the pier recently underwent a major restoration programme to return it to its former glory. It provides a fantastic subject to photograph and also to take photographs from.
This visit was at the end of November, on a typically changeable, cold, but dry day. It wasn't a "photography" day out, so just took the little Fuji X100 fixed lens camera along. I wanted to use intentional camera movement to help create some of the mood of this wonderful place. I love this camera :)