I had reason to go into Worthing today.... so decided to have a quick sandwich at the Beach Cafe. The wind was strong and the tide not too far in... windsurfers were taking advantage of the conditions.
The wind was whipping up a lot of spray so my lens got covered in water spots!!
As the sun was shining I went on to Widewater where I discovered 6 Mergansers only, today.
The photographic conditions were dreadful - straight into the sun and glare on the water so record shots only!
The two males were displaying and quite aggressive with each other
On my way home I took a detour via the flooded Pulborough
This shot taken between two blocks of flats - this is looking out over green fields!!
None of the water in the following pictures should be there - it's all fields!!
and then, having walked back and over the bridge this was the view from the other side. I had considered buying a flat here when I moved to the area a couple of years' ago. At the time, I thought it was good to look over green fields!!!
At the beginning of the A29... the fence marks the boundary of....... the car park!!
The central tree in the picture is the right-hand side of the road!!
There were three dedicated Environment Agency grew manning the pumps. This is a 24-hour operation to pump the water away from the houses near the 'water's edge'
An afternoon of contrasts!!
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