It's a contrast which sums up 2020
Exactly a year ago today 800 people joined in Cromer's Boxing Day dip, the annual tradition which raises thousands of pounds.
However today, at the same time in the morning, with the tide out and perfect conditions for the event, the beach was empty.
Organisers had called it off months in advance, concious of social distancing and the thousands which normally pack the promenade to watch the spectacle.
It's the first time in the events 30 year history it has had to be called off.
The North Norfolk Beach Runners, which organises the dip, says all being well it will be back next year.