Tuesday, 1 September 2009

I do like to be beside the seaside

August Bank Holiday Monday... What shall we do?
I fancy fish and chips.. but not any old fish and chips.
I want fish and chips by the seaside... so we drive out to Southwold.

By the time we arrive the sun is shining so we park near the pier and walk along the promenade past the wonderful colourful beach huts all the way to the harbour.

And there we queue for about 45 minutes to get the best fish and chips ever, which we eat from a box whilst sitting on the jetty.

We then stroll back along the prom in the sunshine watching the holidaymakers, stopping by local shops and galleries, finish with a walk down the pier and then head back home. It felt like the perfect way to wind up the summer... after all there is change in the air.

23 comments:

  1. looks like a triffic day was had by all but undoubtedly there is change in the air!

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  2. I love fish and chips, especially by the sea.

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  3. I love Southwold - it's like the seaside 'used to be'!
    x

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  4. Oooh, how lovely. It's a couple of years since we've been to Southwold - we must go back soon.

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  5. yes there's no other word for it ... bliss is indeed it! x

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  6. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your day by the sea.

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  7. The beach huts look so pretty.
    At least you had a nice end to the week.
    Autumn is definately on the way.

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  8. oh, Southwold! I do like to be there too. But haven't been for years :(

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  9. what treat to see those beach huts. we have nothing like that here in maine. and those colors. your day sounds wonderful......and, yes, we feel the change in the air. as always a mix of emotions. from anticipation to regret....

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  10. Perfect way to mark the end of summer. I love Southwold - we drove through it on our way home from Aldeburgh many years ago and I've always regretted not getting back there again.

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  11. Given your recent history, were there any medical incidents involving fish bones?

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  12. We visited Southwold for the first time last week & will definitely be back. Unfortunately we had the dogs with us & they didn't like the town so we shall visit without them next time
    Chris x

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  13. I've never been to Southwold but those beach huts alone are enough to make me want to go. The Fish & Chips is a bonus! Sounds like a lovely day out. x

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  14. oh I love the seaside! You made me want to go!

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  15. Summer? SUMMER!!!!????
    It poured with rain here all bank holiday and was freezing cold.
    How terribly tasteful Southwold is.
    I went once a very long time ago. I remember a car park that said 'no picnicking'.

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  16. Just a thimbleful....
    Gina, it sounds as though you and I had similar Bank holiday Mondays - nothing is nicer than being by the water! I must admit I hovered over the fish and chips on the menu, but went for chicken instead with my waistline in mind! YOU don't have to worry!

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  17. Well, I have never been there done that, but having read your post, how I do wish that some day I will have the chance!

    Cheers.

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  18. Oh how fun! Love your pictures Gina -- especially those beautiful little beach huts!

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  19. Ooooh! That sounds like the perfect end to summer! You're right - there definitely is a change in the air. It's getting positively chilly!

    Lucy x

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  20. Southwold, I have had lovely times there, I often have flash backs to when I as about 11. I fell into the boating lake! But then I did stand up in a canoe, so I deserved it. But it gave my brother and my cousin a good laugh, and it still does!
    Believe it or not I still go back, but not to the boating lake!
    Mx

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  21. That was my intention too, Gina, but ti didn't happen, maybe next w/e.
    Lovely nostalgic post, love the beach huts, not too keen on the idea of summer being at an end, I hate the winter.

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  22. Oh, one of my favourite places...now I'm wishing I still lived over there, on that side of the country! I'm feeling envious!

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