Between the Tides – Walking Across Water.

 'How's Southampton Pier' I asked my father on the phone today.  'Mostly boarded up.' he said, 'and I miss it... I used to enjoy going down there and playing in the penny arcade.' I presume he meant when he was a child, because I couldn't imagine him doing that today. Maybe it's genetic; my son would have done exactly the same  - he's into arcade games, although now they are electronic and rather more sophisticated. This interest must have skipped a generation because when I was a child I hated them. Like fairgrounds these were grubby places and I didn't want…

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