White Rock Hotel
Travel Blogs from Hastings
... that if you want something in life you should just go for it. After all, nothing is ever handed to us on a plate and only you can make things happen in your own life.
Now our adventure has begun we will endeavor to post our experiences as we move from place to place, documenting both good and bad on this site, so you can journey through with us. Watch this ...
I was reminded the other night by a good friend that I ought to do another update for our blog - my initial response was ‘Do people really want to know that our recent trip away was a bit of washout?’. I was reassured that, ‘good or bad’, it is still worth doing so here goes …..
After Christmas we flew out to the boat via New York - it was meant to be an just an overnight stop before flying onwards but ...
the streets of Lerwick (Shetland's capital) are turned into rivers of fire as
the squad members walk through the town with their torches. The climax is the long
ship being burned and all the party goers watch until the head of the ship
burns and falls. Then it's an all night party and lots of (folk) dancing.
Crazy! While we were in the Shetlands we also managed to see some traditional
music being played, checked out the museum and visited Jarshoff, ...
... hilarious. Quieter, less "rowdy" (I guess) than I thought she'd be... mischievous, but quieter than Lily. She'd had apple pie at a cafe up the street, so she joined us only for a drink. Then we scurried down to the fishermen's drying sheds to think about Sam and bin lid exploits, and of a handsome man with curls walking purposefully through the smoothly crunchy shingles. We also walked on one of the two groynes that we are sure were used in shots of Foyle ...
Last day! The weather is absolutely awful but it's not actually that comforting cos where I'm going it's probably not gonna be much better, Spent the day trying to pack, starting, stopping, getting frustrated. Leaving for Rye this evening to see friends at the Standard Inn then getting train straight to Ashford in the morning.