Thought you might enjoy a few shots from another less-than-idyllic beach I visited in the Former Soviet Union, this one near Tbilisi, Georgia. The beach was covered in rather painful pebbles--who am I kidding, these were full-fledge stones, as you can see in that last picture--so I was happy I had my camera and was able to indulge in some excellent people watching. The old Prodigal likes to complain about pebble beaches in England, but he couldn't believe these photos! Made him quite nostalgic for the waterfront by our rental house in Deal--and indeed, there were certainly no cockles and shrimp to be had at the Tbilisi beach! The water was quite pretty, though I can't remember anyone in my group actually swimming.
Originally from New York, I spent many years in Belgium, as well as six months in the former USSR. I'm happily living stateside now, but I've taken many photos along the way and I'd like to share some. On a different note, I'm doing my best to turn the Brit hubcap into a Yank!