I went into town yesterday to see how demolition work was progressing on our once famous tropical village. From the car park I could see it was still standing, but from the road I could see it was boarded up but a start had been made. They've even provided portholes for the nosey to peer through, which I did of course, but nothing to see but boards :)
So while I was there I took Annie down to the beach. She really appreciated being on the sand and she had a run and a little paddle in the sea. Only a few days left of the summertime dog restrictions and we'll be able to go on our own beach down the road without fear of being fined.
I wonder how long it will take before the cleared site is developed. Work has only just started at the other end of the promenade, in the west end of the town following the demolition of the Victorian funfair back in 2007. That major development is due to be completed next year, so has only taken them ten years! It's opposite the harbour which I have to admit looks very smart after it's massive revamp and as well as being a working harbour is also a tourist destination. I really enjoy taking Annie there for her walks. I like to see the boats moored up and I love the name of the red boat in my photo below.
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