The day before going to East Wittering I find a battered, ancient camera lens on the floor. It has a small lever that triggers a timer that makes a pleasing whirring noise when I put it near my ear.
Bored of the car we decide to reach a Thankful Village by public transport.
We take a couple of trains followed by a bus. The journey is slow but easy. Trains make me feel calm even when they run late.
East Wittering is the biggest so far of all the Thankful Villages with shops, pubs and restaurants. It has palm trees on it’s beach that are savaged by the wind. It doesn’t seem to know where it is.
I’m pleased to have company on this Thankful trip.
Abi does all the filming and I sit on the beach looking through the lens and making East Wittering look smaller.
I make a tune out of clicks and whirs.
(Video directed by Abigail Forbes)