Boxing Day seafront walk

We found ourselves unexpectedly alone on Boxing Day when circumstances changed, so decided to get out for a walk while the rain held off. It was high tide, blustery and cold, but the seafront was heaving with people and dogs out enjoying the day.

Eastbourne Pier, Boxing Day high tide

The Bandstand was very busy as people enjoyed the music from a dance band.

crowd at Eastbourne Bandstand

We also had a good look at the Claremont Hotel which was destroyed in a fire about a month ago. The damage is quite dramatic and the road is still closed. There was another major collapse a couple of weeks ago I think.

shell of the Claremont Hotel Eastbourne

shell of the Claremont Hotel Eastbourne

Here’s how the fire had looked – I’m not sure who took the picture but it was tweeted by South East Water:

Claremont Hotel fire

The jaunty statue of the Royal Sussex Regiment soldier coolly looked the other way as the fire raged…

Statue by the shell of the Claremont Hotel Eastbourne

Round the side and back there’s not a lot of the building left.

Fire Exits still intact!

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