Thursday, March 13.
Enjoyable walk along the coast at Hastings Country Park… Warm sunshine, little breeze, sleeves rolled up. Saw the first sinister growing-tips of bracken appearing above the dry, brittle litter of last year’s growth. Ants active and plenty of small tortoiseshell butterflies engrossed in courtship flights and of course, queen bumblebees on the wing. Much evidence of landslips and also large pools of ‘set porridge’ of downwash at a number of locations below the dishevelled sandstone cliffs. Early pm, and a sea fog crept in over the lower portions of the coast.