Day 9 Brighton - Dover - Ashford
Trip Start Apr 19, 2011
69Trip End Jun 28, 2011
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Decided to make it easy today and head for Brighton- didnt really expect to find much here as had been told it just a stony beach(which it is) however all had a great time.
Found the Royal Pavillion - looks an amazing place however entry fee a little steep for us.
Next to the Pier. The girls loved all the different rides on the end of the Pier although were restricted to one - the Dodgems!! at which they took their father on. Great squeals of delight as they knocked each other around! The highlight for me was the Merry - go - Round exquisitely painted with each horse named - I got to sit on Sarah for my once in a lifetime ride
Had lunch on the Pier of Cockles,Wilks,Shrimps, cray fish and Jellied Eel. Grandad you will be pleased to know that Olivia has not changed her "spots" . She was warned about the seagulls stealling her food multiple times but continued to walk along in her usual dream only to have a Seagull steal her hot dog leaving her with only part of her bun!! Despite the experience I dont know that she learned anything from it.
Today has been a lot of driving for Greg mainly through Seaside towns however managed to get off the beaten path for a short time when went to view the 'Long Man of Wilmington' . Have really enjoyed being able to head down skinny wee lanes into little townships saw a house having its roof thatched today-very cool.
Headed to the White Cliffs of Dover following this only to find everything closed for the night-managed to get a bit of a taste for the same though.
To use a British phrase am feeling a little melancholy as this is our last night in England. Have enjoyed it all but particularly enjoyed the Cotswold area with its narrow lanes and green rolling farm land. Even spotting road kill was interesting - saw badgers, foxes , rabbits and magpies and were constantly waiting for deer to jump out in front of us.
Tomorrow presents new challenges- a new country and a new language- WATCH THIS SPACE!!