The Lancashire seaside resort of Blackpool is famous for its golden sands, soaring tower, kiss me quick hats and fairground rides.
I decided to explore it for the first time on the murkiest of winter days, when a cold wind was howling and rain lashing down.
The backdrop was solid grey and the caramel-coloured, foamy sea swirled around dramatically.
I took refuge in the spectacular (and warm) Tower Ballroom, given a yearly outing by TV show Strictly Come Dancing.
A testing day culminated with a nasty fall on the Promenade (please check for loose bootlaces) and a grazed camera.
But I’ll be back in the summer to see blue skies, excitable crowds and Blackpool in all its seasonal splendour.