Hastings is an old fishing town. Fishing ships still are pulled up to the shore and rest over night on the pebbled beach.There are historic net buildings where the fishermen used to hang their ropes and nets out of the weather. These black tall buildings are part of the way you identify the Hastings beach.This is a rough sea coast. There are often strong winter storms and fishermen need to be rescued. They have a good lifeboat group that saves lives every winter. The beach is a good place to let your dogs have a good run on a sunny afternoon.But be sure to pick up after your puppy if he leaves a gift in the sand. There is a 1,000 pound fine if you are caught not picking up doggy poop. There are many historic houses in Hastings. The house we are pet sitting in is probably from the 16th century. There are many 15th and 16th century homes that line the oldest streets in the town. The house we are in does not have door knobs in the house. All of the doors are kept closed by latches.
Here is a sunset that I took on one of the few days when we have had a clear sky over the sea. This is taken over the Hastings pier.