There were fewer walkers and fitness regulars and you saw more of the rain-washed trees and shrubs.
The lawns looked fresh and a few beach-goers stopped to take a deep look at the soft skies and the shoreline.
The pavement still held thin sheets of rainwater and the steel rails shone.
On the beach service road, a tent frilled with buntings and balloons welcomed people to a community event; this place is a busy destination for campaigners and activists.
And the Sunday rush to the Nocchikuppam beach road side fish market had just begun.
The Light House though looked a tad duller this Sunday morning; perhaps shadowed by the grey skies.