Along the Thanet coast is the extraordinary Walpole Bay tidal pool. Some 4 acres in size it provides free space for people to gather, to play, to swim, to forage and to fish.
It is here that I encounter sea swimmers making use of the water throughout the year. Comfortable in their own skins and living in the moment.
This pool, so vital to many of the coastal communities of Thanet, is 80 years old. A democratic gathering space at the water's edge.