Monday, June 05, 2006

Day trip to Brighton

Mr and Mrs Cookie on the beach at Brighton, United KingdomLast Sunday Peter and I visited Brighton. Brighton is a seaside town on the southern coast of England with a population of about 250,000.

It was only 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) and almost 100% cloud cover, but they were thin wispy clouds so some sunlight was able to make it's way through. This is what counts as "summer" in England. Quite a bit different to summer in the other places I've lived.

Also, the beach was pretty different to what I've seen in Australia. It didn't have sand, just millions of pebbles! You can see what I mean in the picture of Mr and Mrs Cookie relaxing on the beach.

West Pier, Bighton, United KingdomWe walked along the waterfront and checked out the amusement park on the east pier, although didn't go on any rides because I'm not really into that sort of stuff. We also saw the ruins of the west pier which had been partially destroyed by a hurricane, and then the remnants completely destroyed by arsonists. Now it's basically just a burnt out frame of a building. BTW, you can click on any of these images to for a larger version.

We also visited the Royal Pavilion, which had lots of dragons and was pretty cool.

Royal Pavilion, Brighton, United Kingdom
Royal Pavilion, Brighton, United Kingdom
Royal Pavilion, Brighton, United KingdomAfter this we wanted to finish off the day with a traditional Sunday roast. You'd think this would be the easiest thing to find in England, but not today, and not here! We traipsed around Brighton for quite a while in search of roast! Fortunately, we did eventually find one, so order was restored. :)


David Jeffery said...

Cool! Love the photos!

Anonymous said...

thats not what we consider to be summer u should have been here today its was in the 30s and very sunny

Anonymous said...

Simplistic and lack-lustre review of what is a diverse and fantastic place to visit. 66 is not what's considered summer at all here in "England" and we also have sandy beaches (though not in Brighton). I'd stay indoors and twiddle that Rubik's Cube if I were you mate, your fingers are obviously more familiar with that than locating any kind of pulse.

Anonymous said...

..Oh and it's 'Brighton Pier' formerly known as The Palace Pier not the "east pier", the clue is in the enormous flashing sign on top. You obviously did your research. By the way, you sound like a total square.

Anonymous said...

anonymous above me...

God shut it....Brighton is a shitehole! I don't know why you're being so hostile about their post on THEIR blog. Brighton is just 'eh whatever' it ain't anything grand.