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Down by the seaside is a city of quaint colourful houses, independent coffee shops, cyclists and arty-***** types. Trina and I grab coffees and delicious Venezuelan pulled pork buns and head to the pier where there are multiple boring coin games. Sigh. There is a sand castle exhibit on and we stumble across a Maori a long way from home. Out at the Devils dyke, a short bus from Brighton sits a pub atop a hill. After a few beers we make our way back to ...
... and is cracking down ******* crime.Its history is bizarre,dotted with little European colonies and this all adds to its mythical mix.Indigenous culture is strong and mate tea is every where.
Bah Humbug! I don't like it but I admire it.It has gone through hell trying to shed the image of Pinochet who brainwashed an entire society.But the post Pinochet generation have taken the country by the scruff of the neck and given it a damn good ...
... beautiful afternoon sun further along the cliff tops and take more photos!
After leaving Dover we work our way around the coastline going through some very beautiful English seaside villages:
- Folkestone and Rye, where at low tide the boats fall many meters to sit in the mud. We trespass into a private "marina" to take photos of this and are told by the owner that he can't understand why ...
... all, October!
What was I expecting?
In a moment of clarity, I decided that if the weather was foul, I would just take the Beetle. I didn't want to, as it seemed like the perfect try out for me and CAT, but it could lurk in the background as the "sensible" option if needed.
As if I am renowned for sensible!
In the week leading up to the off, the BBC weather web page was a constantly open ...
... which we had come to see - the beach and the Brighton pier.
Today I came to realise just how good we have it in Australia in terms of our beaches and our seaside culture. Our beaches are all magnificent examples of expanses of sand, plenty of room for all and a feeling of freedom, regardless of the beach you are on, wherever you are in the vast country.
Brighton, however, struck me as an appropriate setting for a chapter from an Enid Blyton "Fabulous Five" book - ...