Wednesday, 6 March 2013

South coast adventures

I must admit I wasn’t fully anticipating the upcoming trip to Hastings’s earlier in the month. I had visions of it being cold, wet and a little drab and quickly running out of things to do and see.

I was, however looking forward to leaving my desk along with its horrible work behind for a few days and spend some quality time with the my in-laws. I ended up packing super last minute as things had caught up with me, this didn’t bode well for me as I’m quite an organised person. Not off to a great start...

Pretty pebble beaches in Hastings

Just arrived!

When we arrives at Hastings it was so nice to be greeted with fair weather and lung full of clean, sea air.  

Each morning was like summer! being greeted by bright blue and sunny skies each morning was bliss and made me feel like I really was on holiday for our little break.

Theres so much to see and do including lots of history all around which I always find interesting.

The steel ball on the right of the window is an original canon ball that got stuck when fired from a Dutch war ship in the 17th Century, the left ball was made to match and make a feature of the canon ball ;) This is about half a mile from the beach...

A propeller recovered from the ocean from a WW2 plane

Hastings has a lot of history but is also a large fishing town

Fresh from the sea only a few feet away

Mmm fresh mussles
There's also so many antique and vintage shops at every turn as well as plenty of cute boutiques too. It's a good job we didn't have a van with us as I'd have easily filled it.

Original features still play a role in the shops keeping tradition

I did manage to get a lovely bamboo tiki mug that didn't take up too much room to add to my collection.

My cute bamboo mug find in one of the many antique shops

Adventure golf with my tiki guide!
The house we stayed at was lovely and was only a few steps away from the sea front so when we weren’t out exploring the many fascinating and historical areas and playing Adventure Golf (I hear it’s a step up from crazy golf) which of course was my idea, we played card games until late at night with gin, tea and of course propper fish and chips! Perfect!

Riding on the funicular railway was a new (nail biting) experience!!
Incredible views on the East hill

 Theres lots of beautiful old buildings inlcuding lots of preserved deco beach houses and hotels like this one.

Something on my list for next time as I didnt get chance to dine here this time

I got a bit excited at this kitsch carpet in an arcade!

Hastings pier unfortunatly burnt down a few years ago :( but is soon to be restored :)

Incredible veiws at Beachy Head
After doing so many different things we did every day theres still so much more that it has to offer and I'm already looking forward to a return visit!

Rose x

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