A few photos taken by Mr DW on our beach walk. These are the new beach huts that have recently appeared along the eastern promenade at Bournemouth. We loved the colours, in shades of sand, sea, sky and sunsets.
Up on the East Cliff, we found the new sculpture dedicated to the memory of the young Red Arrows pilot, Jon Egging. He died when his aircraft crashed into farmland, soon after the Red Arrows completed a fantastic aerobatic display over Poole Bay for the 2011 Bournemouth Air Show. His shocking death was felt by everyone in our area as the Red Arrows are a familiar sight in the skies over Dorset and the New Forest every summer.
The day before the crash, I was standing in a New Forest field when the Red Arrows passed overhead and then completed their amazing Diamond Nine formation over the valley beyond. They often practice over open space in the Forest when they are based at Bournemouth Airport prior to displays on the South Coast. The loss of one of their highly skilled pilots, the very next day, was awful, and so incredibly sad for his young wife and his parents.
Click on the photo to enlarge if you would like to read the inscription.