If you want to get an atmospheric photo, you can't beat a stormy day at the beach.
I'm not sure what was greyer - the sea or the sky - as we started our windswept walk along the prom. The clouds make it all look very sinister and threatening.
But without the clouds, it actually looks quite serene.
We headed into Bottle Alley to give us some shelter.
Halfway along, me and Sophie just had to dash up to the upper prom to find a quick geocache ! This is part of a series where the caches are made out of old toys. I really want to find some more on another visit because I think they're cool !
By the time we got back down, Juliette and Pierre had jumped over the wall to find shells on the beach.
The waves were crashing up against the groynes so there was quite a lot of seaspray.
Madhouse Daddy joined them and started collecting cuttlefish bones.
Sophie noticed that the waves were getting bigger - we crossed our fingers that they'd calm down by the time we got the ferry back to France !
Who needs TV with a view like this on offer?
And who needs to grow up? Certainly not Madhouse Grandad and I think I may have inherited his genes !
The construction of Bottle Alley makes it look like the seascapes are framed pictures or TV screens. I could happily sit here and watch them for hours, especially as the sky was looking more and more dramatic.
There had obviously been bigger waves last week because they had thrown a lot of shingle up onto the pavement.
The Madhouse kids were utterly fascinated by the vast quantities of seafoam coming off the sea.
They went to investigate ...
... and discovered that pebbles bounce off it !
After going to see the Banksy picture, we headed back up to the prom and found another quick geocache. (Pierre spotted it so he was very proud !)
Juliette was impressed with this old water fountain.
It's never too windy for a play area !
Well, not unless you're an adult ... time to head for home !