Thursday, 6 December 2012
The carol for tonight was Oh Holy Night and it looked as though we were in for some unholy weather as we headed down to set up the hut as the rain lashed down and the wind howled around us.
As our advent clock counted down to 5.30 miraculously the rain stopped and decided to stay away for the whole hour we were on the beach. As people realised the weather wasn't going to be such a problem, they began to come out to see the art in hut 374.
Local artist Janette Tozer has been a faithful Beach Hut Advent Calendar participant and has done a hut at every year that we've run this. She came out tonight even though she was quite unwell and had to sit in the car most of the evening. We wish her well and hope she has a swift recovery.
The paintings were a mix of figurative, abstract and collage and all featured Mary in some form but always looking serene and peaceful.
We had a calm hour meeting the folk who came to see the art and watching lightning in a big storm flashing out to sea.
As we began to pack up at 6.30 the rain started up again and by the time we were driving home we were in the middle of a full fledged storm. It made the peace and dry of past hour seem even more meaningful.
Our next hut is close to The View and is number 195