Boats in the Brighton Marina

Quick Stop Brighton

After another day trip to Robertsbridge, we decided not to waste the afternoon and drive back via the coastline. A bit of “interesting” driving through some country roads took us to Eastbourne. From there we took a drive along the south coast towards Brighton.

That was a pleasant drive, and we will definitely explore the area a bit more. next summer maybe?

Having only eaten a small lunch, food was calling. We spotted the Brighton Marina and decided to Explore.

Here are a couple of photos. It’s a marina, so plenty of boats in evidence.

Brighton Marina - plenty of food choices.
Many places to eat at the Brighton Marina.

And we did enjoy an excellent seafood meal at the Barracuda Brasserie chosen as it didn’t look “fast food” and we are not fast food fans. It was a beautiful afternoon / evening so we could sit and eat outside.

Four type of fish on a plate at Barracuda Brasserie, Brighton Marina
A fish dish of four different types of fish, enjoyed, shared between two of us

It’s easy to focus on overseas travel, but there are many local places to visit and explore, just a few hours drive away. We’ll definitely back this way in the not too distant future.

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A quick stop at Brighton Marina with a great seafood meal at the Barracuda Brasserie.
summertime - a busy bee in a flower

Summertime – Flowers and Bees

Summertime. In the countryside. On a sunny day. Just sit back and listen to the buzzing of the bees as the flit from flower to flower collections pollen. I was there with my camera (Lumix TZ100).

Tenby Harbour in the morning light

Tenby Holiday

Tenby Harbour
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Also at Tenby art on Fine Art America

So a week ago we “crossed the border” into Wales over the Severn Bridge (old one), arriving at Tenby in ti

The Old Severn Bridge at Bristol, on the way to Tenby

The Old Severn Bridge, en route to Tenby
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me to have a drink on the beach  before heading for a fish and chips dinner. Tenby is on the Pembrokeshire coast of Wales.

Tenby is an interesting place. With early records traced to sometime in the 9th century, it was a walled town with a castle in the 13th century. The Victorians developed Tenby into a holiday resort. Boasting a couple of pretty good beaches it proved to be a great spot to enjoy some summer sunshine.

Despite a booking mix-up (our fault) we were made very welcome at the Clement Dale Guest House by Trevor and Ros Wood. Breakfasts – traditional English bacon and eggs were great! The guest house is well situated with South Beach a couple of blocks in one direction and the walled town a couple of blocks in the other. In fact the whole area was perfect for an early morning walk with the camera every morning.

Apart from some almost perfect summer weather, I will remember sitting in the dark in sight and sound of the sea, drinking wine and eating fish and chips from long established local chippy Fecci and Sons.

Thinking of a holiday, or just a few days getaway? Give Tenby a thought. It is a few hours drive away, but easily accessible by train from most of the UK.

More photos at Jeremy Hayden Photography and Flickr.

Tenby also has an entry on Wikipedia as well as a Visitor Guide.

 

 

 

Reflections in the Oxford Canal on a summer evening.

Reflections in the Canal

Reflections in the Canal

What is it about reflections in water?

It must have something to do with the human affinity for water, but there is always something very peaceful about watching reflections in the water of a lake or river, or, as in these pictures the waters of the Oxford Canal.

Summer, especially a great hot summer like the one England is experiencing is always a good time to get the camera out and take it for a walk.

Have a look at some more water reflections at my Artist Websites site.

An old bridge reflected in the Oxford Canal near Aynhio in Oxfordshire.
A reflection in the water of the Oxford Canal. Even the moon sneaked into the reflection.