Over the weekend, I spent a moody January afternoon in the little East Sussex harbour of Newhaven which sits only a handful of miles away from my town of Lewes. It is where “our” river, the Ouse, reaches the sea and it is an atmospheric place with a particular scruffy beauty all of its own. This winter it has been dominated by a weird structure that I photographed recently without knowing what it is. I wasn’t worried about that as it was worth looking at just as an abstract construction. If any of you still wonder what it is, I can know let you know that it is a marine salvage platform finding shelter in our harbour over the winter months. Here are some of my photographs from an over-cast but evocative day by the sea.