These photos are of Maggie Hambling's Shell sculpture at Aldeburgh in Suffolk. It's right on the beach, in the shingle.
Commanding the eye as you walk north from the town, it is at once precious and robust - serving as a climbing frame, cave, slide and it sounds great when you drop shingle onto it!
And we took the little boys with their little sailing dinghies to the boating lake..
This is one of four fancy craft being monitored by a really grown-up boy playing with his big-boy boats... There's always one, isn't there?