In the morning we went into Brighton on the bus, which gave us a nice overview of this part of the town. Dominic has been to Brighton before, moored in the same marina, so he knows his way around. We had a bit of shopping to do, and you may be aware that this is not our favourite pastime. But sometimes it has to be done.
Shopping done, and after a quick lunch, we headed back through The Lanes, which is very pretty and full of terribly chic shops no doubt charging a lot of pennies for their products. Once on the beachfront we came across the small Fishing Museum under the arches. Incredibly the fishermen used to just beach their boats on to the pebbly beach!
If you’re interested: Seafront Heritage
Standing on the steps towards the beach, the ghostly remains of the West Pier loom while the famous Palace Pier takes pride of place. We decided to leave exploring the pier for another day. We did enjoy an ice cream though, and a train ride back along the beach on the Volk’s Electric Railway.
Dominic needed to work for a bit, and because it then started to drizzle, we ended up spending the rest of the day on the boat. Apart from a shopping trip to Asda. We also kept popping out to check the boat’s fenders and tightening the ropes, as it was a very windy evening.