I know these posters need to be displays, but..........one of the most prominent posters in most shop windows here at the moment are A5 posters showing a hand grasping for purchase. There is semi-liquid sand around the wrist.
The writing on the poster says
"If the quicksands don't get you, the tide will!" in large red letters.
This is produced by the RLNI and Coastguards, and I whilst I can see the need for them, and the need to make people aware of the dangers of the sands around here, I just can't help thinking it can't be very encouraging to visitors to the town.
Coupled with that, there was a dead body found on the central beach early on Saturday morning....all in all, absolutely brilliant for the tourists.
Then again, the Coastguard helicopter and the lifeboat have been out pretty regularly over the last couple of weeks. (You can hear the lifeboat warnings go off, and both hear and see the helicopter flying low.) The problem is the sea goes out such a long way, people walk down to the sea to paddle, and not notice the tide coming in around the back of them.