Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Brighton sun and sewers

More walking today - this time to Brighton. Six miles horizontally, plus a bit vertically, which took us three hours. That included a stop to eat our sandwiches - and more than one stop to consult the map. On the way the sun came out! It was the first we'd seen of it for a few days. By the end of the day it had dispelled the fog, which was good.

Our route took us past the race course. This was interesting: it seemed to consist of a horse shoe of track with each end closed off. I had expected a "circular" route along the lines of an athletics track or a motor racing circuit. Perhaps the Brighton race course is an equine version of a human's 100m sprint.

By the time we got to Brighton we were down to T-shirt order, and I was thinking I should have worn shorts.

Tucked away under the pier was an intriguing sign suggesting that it's possible to tour the sewer system. I'd love to do that! (I don't think Jan would be so keen.)

We walked to the end of the pier, and walked around a small part of the town, taking in the Royal Pavilion.

Then we got a bus to Lewes for some beer and food before the two mile walk back to the house. We went to the John Harvey Tavern where the Harvey's ale was every bit as good as Sarah claims.

3 comments:

Kevin said...

Hi Halfie,
You were right about the sewer tours... http://www.southernwater.co.uk/News/latestNews/default.asp?aID=66460526&year=2007&month=09
Kevin

Halfie said...

Thanks Kevin, looks like we were too late in the year for the tours.

Val Poore said...

Looks like you had quite a change in climate too here. We are now shivering in this part of the world. Shorts long forgotten!