Thursday, 10 August 2017

"Oh I Do Like To Live Beside The Seaside..."

 
This morning was a "take it as we find it" morning, with me having a slow start, the Teens having an even slower one, and just some general catching up around the house.
With the sun shining down, we decided to take a walk along the seafront and try out a new fish and chip restaurant.
Our pier has been derelict for several years and in times past was a place to avoid anyway, but some local businessmen have invested millions into it and it is starting to pay off...
 
 
...the interior is tastefully decorated and we felt very comfortable in our booth, admiring the sea views and stylish surroundings
 
 
my portion of fish and chips was generous and very tasty, barely any oil and very fresh, we could see everything being made from our seats.
It was a tad on the high side, £9.99 however that is average nowadays and we were paying for lovely surroundings so as  a treat I didn't mind.
The staff couldn't have tried harder to make us feel at home, it was clear they have been trained to ensure customer satisfaction is achieved.
I hope it keeps us this standard.
 
 
We enjoyed a walk along the pier, its been many years since this was possible
 
 
The sea air and warm breeze was such a contrast to yesterday!
 
 
We considered hiring one of the pedalos, but the queue was rather long so we decided to just carry on walking...
 
 
...enjoying the beautiful wild flowers that have been planted all over the city...
 
 
...taking time to smell the roses in the Rose Garden and then appreciating the simple style of the Japanese Garden...
 
...trying to find the queen bee in the local Natural History Museum...
 
 
 
...and being very grateful for the glass screen that separated us from the thousands of bees in there!
 
 
We learnt that the larger drone bees don't sting...but the worker bee has a tasty barbed sting!
 
 
Great views were to be had from a little manmade hillock, it was also very peaceful...
 
 
But no visit to the seaside is complete without the obligatory stone throwing...
 
 
...and a general chill out listening to the crashing waves.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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