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A walk by the sea

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This is the first day Iíve felt up to anything more than a token walk but finally Iím feeling more myself - except that it was massively windy and pouring with rain - real stair rod stuff! So I sulked around at home and cleared away a lot of things Ďout of harmís wayí meaning that my grandchildren are coming to stay this weekend. My reward was that the sun came out and I was enticed. It's co-oo-old but a really beautiful bright day for a walk so I thought Iíd take you with me.

Out of the front door of the building where my flat is and into the green square.

Down towards one of the views that persuaded us to move here

Round the curves on the crescent below our square

Down the steps to street level

Across the road to the sea onto the lawns with their ubiquitous dogwalkers. There was a white standard poodle with outrageous pom-poms and a pink diamante bow on her forehead but the owner forbad me to take her picture so youíll have to imagine that very formidable sight!

Further along the promenade there is the first of two cafes - this one. with no inside space, generally has a seagull waiting for any scraps left by customers.

Too cold for a coffee here today although there are various intrepid coffee drinkers enjoying the view of the sea but let's plod on . . .

. . past the Peace Statue

. . past our poor burnt out pier, the victim of arson, which has a beauty all of its own

It's alright - we're nearly there!

And here it is - our final destination!

A beautifully restored Victorian bandstand. Musicians used to play here regularly but now the upper part has tables and chairs in the summer or on balmy evenings there are tango nights or live music of one sort or another. The downstairs used to be the dressing room and instrument storage room, when needed, but now it has been converted into a very quaint little bistro with extremely good coffee. Definitely a good thing because Iím running out of energy and need to top up for my return home.

Hope you enjoyed the walk - come with me again soon emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PINKANGEL73 11/26/2013 11:03AM

    Lovely photos. Glad to see you have got back on spark too, even though you've been under the weather. Sea air always blows away the cobwebs.

I finally persuaded myself to start food tracking again yesterday and also added fitness tracking for the first time since I started on here. Glad I talked myself out of leaving it until after Christmas - no time like the present! emoticon

Comment edited on: 11/26/2013 11:04:36 AM

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DEE107 11/22/2013 12:20AM

    Directed by Caz love the walk

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GAYEMC 11/21/2013 5:11PM

    I really enjoyed the walk with you, thanx Caz!

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ANNEMAC5 11/21/2013 2:39PM

    Directed by Caz and really enjoyed your walk

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LKWQUILTER 11/21/2013 6:12AM

    Beautiful walk.

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BEFIT016 11/21/2013 5:42AM

    What a beautiful walk!

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SHAWFAN 11/21/2013 5:15AM

    Lovely walk! Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MJ7DM33 11/20/2013 7:16PM

  I did enjoy the walk! Thx for sharing!

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NEW-CAZ 11/20/2013 3:37PM

    Brighton's architecture and character are unmistakable Sonia, loved walking with you!

emoticon for getting out after feeling so poorly of late emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 11/20/2013 3:29PM

    What a lovely walk! Thank you for showing us some of the sights. emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 11/20/2013 2:42PM

    I loved this, felt like I was walking with you!! I liked the way you did the blog with each step and turn. That bandstand is so nice-reminds me of the ones they have at the Villages where they do have bands every night. At least they still use yours for entertainment of sorts and a nice coffee cafe-bet that was a nice treat during a cold walk.
Glad you shared this with us! You live in such a gorgeous area!! emoticon emoticon

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