A pier always with reason throughout the seasons

We made a late summer pre-back-to-school trip, to visit our family in Hastings earlier this month.

I know I’ve mentioned this before… my draw to this pier. I honestly see and experience something new each time. Across the seasons, the way the light falls with the ever changing weather and the diversity of activities that are held here.

It is a magical place I always make a point of going to, ideally on my own.


“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh, from A Gift from the Sea.
Welcome to our Coast to Coast loop. We are a group of photographers from around the world, from timezones as far flung as Australia to Canada and in between, each with a different seascape. Coast to Coast aims to document our changing sea views and perspectives – both literal and philosophical – of what the sea means to us, month to month through the changing seasons. To follow the loop, go next to the talented Marilaine Delisle and experience her coastal adventure for August 2021.