A Day out in Eastbourne

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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It's been a while since I've actually been outside of London, so when I got the chance to visit Eastbourne last Saturday with a friend's church group, I was filled with joy at the prospect of escaping the big smoke and experiencing relaxing waves and blue skies.

Unfortunately the blue skies went amiss as it rained for the majority of the time that we were there, but being the avid optimist that I am, it did little to dampen my spirits as I began to explore my way through this quaint seaside town.

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I'd been to southend-on-sea before (again with church) and I found Eastbourne to be very similar. It was your typical English seaside town, complete with an aging pier, marina inspired hotels and crashing waves that were of the perfect level of current to get your surf on (not that I even know how to get my surf on).

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Due to the heavy rain that began at the beginning of our trip, we decided to head for shelter in Eastbourne town centre. The centre, was much like typical town centres in London, equipped with all of my high street shop favourites and inviting sales to make me want to spend all of my money.

I didn't actually manage to get many photos of our descent to the town centre or the centre itself as it was absolutely pouring down and my camera would've got heavily soaked.

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Upon finishing we returned back to the pier and had lunch in Harry Ramsden's chip shop, where I had the best fish and chips and mushy peas I have had in a long time and like the silly blogger I am, forgot to photograph it! The meal was deliciously accompanied, by a fruity, pimms cocktail - which lo and behold, I did actually remember to photograph.The food here was amazing and I would definitely reccommend stopping by for a bite to eat if you're ever in the Eastbourne area or other seasides in the UK.

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At the end of the day, as I pressed my behind against the pebbles of Eastbourne beach, with the rain dripping down my face, my stomach packed to the brim with fish and chips and pimms, I couldn't help but find the entire experience quintessentially British and it filled me with an equally quintessential-esque (is that even a word?) joy.

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I could've sat on that pebble beach for hours, regardless of the dampening rain, aggressive waves or internal fear of being used as a toilet by those pesky seagulls. There's something about being surrounded by water, open space and fresh air that just makes everything seem alright again. It makes my mind clearer, my heart lighter and my soul happier.

Regardless of the weather, I had a lovely day in Eastbourne on Saturday and would love to visit again when the weather picks up and the pier fair comes to town. Here's to more trips to quintessentially British seasides this summer.

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