22 Aug 2010

SUMMER STOCK SUNDAY - Eastbourne holidays

more participants here at Robin's Around the Island

Just before I left I decided to spend the whole day at the beach of Eastbourne. I had never done that because we always went elsewhere. But this day my friends had other things to do and so I walked along this beautiful seafront

On the left side is the street for cars, in the middle this colorful flower bed all along the seafront and to the right a nice way to walk.

I went to the Pier, all in white and blue

Made sure to follow this advice

From the Pier looking to the left side I had this view

and to the right side these beautiful old Victorian style buildings, which btw are all along the seafront.

I sat on one of these banks and did a little sun bath with the result that I had a red face in the evening but fortunately it turned into brown the next day.

after an hour I walked slowly back. There are lots of little souvenir shops, but also others, restaurants, bars a gambling place (under the round dome) and dancing places

and also a place where leisure fishermen try their luck. I didn't bring any, one fisherman catched an old piece of fabric not even in fish shape.

Then I had a sandwich sitting on the beach and watched the seagulls and people. It was a very nice day.


Vlado&Toni said...

wow, that beach is empty. the water is probably too cold? but beautiful anyway ;)

Jo said...

Thank goodness you followed the signs advice and now we have beautiful pictures of your day at the seaside. It all looks so clean. I'm glad you had a good day, Gattina. Bless you, Jo

The Chair Speaks said...

Wow! You did enjoy your holiday and had enough exercise for the whole summer! :)

Bloodhound said...

Thankyou for a trip around Eastbourne. Its a place I have never visited. Loved the way you showed us around. Hope the seagulls didn't steal your sandwich?

Nessa said...

What a beautiful area. It looks like a wonderful place to spend the day.

Melli said...

Sounds like a very calm, peaceful, serene kind of day! I love to be by the ocean whether I'm with friends, family, or alone! Eastbourne looks LOVELY!

Anonymous said...

Wow it's beautiful there. Glad you followed the signs and took the advice for a change LOL Great photos :)

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Your pictures got me singing the music hall tune with the lines in it
"You can do a lot of things at the seaside, That you can't do in town."
You seemed to have behaved yourself alright with the exception of getting to much sun.

If you do not know this song you can find the lyrics here http://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/rschwart/hist256/music_hall_songs.html

As you can see, this Canadian has British roots still.

Gracie said...

Such beautiful photos for such a beautiful place, thanks for sharing.

Americanising Desi said...

that is wayyyy beautiful!

You didnt See that coming