Well here we are on the Suffolk coast in eastern England , miles from home. Last evening we drove a couple of miles to the beach at Sizewell. This name is familiar to all English people as it is home to a pair of nuclear power stations - imaginatively named Sizewell A and Sizewell B. Sizewell C is still under consideration.
I would have given them different names - perhaps old-fashioned women's names - Rosemary, Jennifer and Doreen - after my late mother. This would have helped improve public attitudes to the site.
Offshore there are two ugly platform towers. You can see them in my last picture. They are connected with Sizewell A's water cooling system. One tower is over the inlet pipe and the other is above the outlet. By the way, Sizewell A was decommissioned in 2006.
At the beach cafe I noticed a rather disturbing portrait of cafe customers painted on the black chalkboard outside. You can see them in the third photograph. They appear to be power station workers - their appearances badly affected - presumably by radiation. If that picture was meant to tempt us inside I am afraud it didn't work.
Close to the power station a small family huddled behind a blue beach umbrella and further along the shingle strand two men were sea fishing. The creatures they brought in were illuminated by radiation and monstrous too. I made the last bit up.