Following on from there I decided to go see what was happening in Shoreham Harbour. I'd seen the new Lifeboat House being built and today I stopped in the car park as the lifeboat house was open to the public.
A very nice volunteer invited me in and set me off on the tour. It was quite incredible to see the boats and the interior of the boathouse close up!
I started by walking down the shingle beach to the sea edge( and down on a very slippery jetty) where a couple of mute swans were lazing about with some gulls.
A few turnstones - turned stones and looked for food.
A boat left the harbour and headed out to sea.
So into the Lifeboat House... amazing!!
Up the stairs to the top floor and the view from it!
Two slipways - one each for the Lifeboat and the Inshore boat
From there I drove along through Shoreham, over the bridge and back along the road on the other side. From there I could view the boathouse across the river..
and a small one ...
Shoreham Old Fort - work to build the fort began in 1857
A view from the fort across the river to the Lifeboat House
Shoreham Port and Shoreham Beach... the beach is a wildlife area
Fascinating. But by now I was exceedingly hungry so lunch was needed. I went to Wildwater Lagoon to see if the food kiosk was open. It was. And a coffee and bacon sandwich (very nice) was enjoyed whilst watching a family of 2 adult and 5 mute swan cygnets. One Little Egret. I fly over of 5 swallows going out over the sea and a few cormorants.
And finally, home. An unplanned and rather pleasant day.