One of the things I enjoy most about seaside resorts is the night. Neon and phosphorescence burning shadows from brightly painted doorways and dark corners. Faces illuminated by unnatural colour casts, gloom lit blues and fluorescent pinks, whilst spitting tubes hum to themselves over the loud breath of laughter and spilt food.
A few weeks ago I was visiting the RNLI College in Poole, and at the end of a long day found myself in Bournemouth in the midst of their Christmas lights switch-on. That visit inspired the following – a combination of the boardwalk, the Christmas tree and some of my favourite seaside towns.