Today we made our way to Brighton, the Seaside “Blackpool” of London.

In reality the town reminds more of Bath. It has the same Squares or Circles surrounded by stately residences where once the carriages would have discharged their royal fare in style.

We walked along the miles of pebble beach bordered by colourful beach houses enjoying the rare sunshine. At the famous Brighton Pier with its carrousels, fun -park and games parlour we watched unusual looking seagulls waiting for people to drop a chip or a crumb of fish.

The oriental Royal Pavilion, built by the “Party King”, George IV, although in a beautiful setting of landscaped gardens, doesn’t fit at all into the picture.

Getting ready to fly to Amsterdam tomorrow and the following day on to KL and Saigon, where we visit our friends Michael and Trang.


© Austin Robinson 2019