da Vinci Eastbourne
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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We awoke this morning to bright sunshine streaming in our windows. Looking out it was hard to distinguish the scene from a typical Gold Coast day...but I knew the wind blowing here was not warm - instead it was icy. We were really lucky though, with such beautiful sunshine as we planned to sight see and walk along the promenade as well as out onto the Brighton Pier.
First point of call though was breakfast at Wai kika moo kau. We had a vegan English and pancakes with ...
... she told me I could have it (awesome)! I'm pretty sure we were on the same train as her. Oh well!
Back in England, we were determined to be on the correct side of the road and made sure we went around the roundabouts in the correct direction! Jess has gotten use to driving on the right side of the road and now prefers it that way though I'm sure she'll adapt to English roads quickly again!
We arrived back at my house in time for ...
... all the bags in. Our camping equipment was free which was excellent as that alone weighed nearly 20 kg! We then had to take the bikes and camping equipment over to the oversized check-in counter back up on the first floor and when that was finally through, we heaved a huge sigh of relief. We then went looking for immigration to get our passports stamped but soon found ourselves at our boarding gate. When I checked with the staff at the counter, they said that Gatwick ...
... it was off back through the little streets in Brighton, stopping to warm up again in a little Italian restaurant that Jerome used to work at. Excellent tiramisu and way sweet banoffee pie. Jerome took off to work and Johanna walked is back through the light snow to the lovely train station and we were back at our London home by ten to warm up and go to bed early. Ah, an early ...
... wet. Some things are universal!!
We made a slight directional error when we got to the beach and turned right heading towards Hove. There is a great seaside footpath so we followed that along past the iconic coloured beach huts which are apparently now worth £10,000 each. We didn't see many of them in use but they seem to be a place to store beach equipment and also to sit and spend time in out of the sun. A lot of them ...