It’s the first Saturday of October and we’re slapping sun cream on and sitting on the beach at Brighton. The Indian Summer I predicted back in March finally arrived and wow did it arrive. The temperature peaked at a whisker under 30°C today!
Brighton Breeze is an ok show, but it can be stressful. The convoy starts just inside the M25 and winds its way down the M23 and onto the seafront. But you have to start early and with the queues to get parked its normally lunchtime before you get to see any of the show. These things are not one year old friendly, so in our own modern saloon convoy with Malcs, Georgie and Molly we set off at 8am for a nice carpark near the pier. By 10am we were wandering down the never ending line of campers that were still rolling in.
After a few minutes walk we bumped into a few chums who had air-cooled it down and stopped for a natter. A lunch date on the pebbles was sorted.
Getting hot and in need of a drink we spied the bar and rested our legs for a bit. Carrying on the warm walk back towards the pier end of the show. You could spend hours and still not see every camper.
With rumbling tummies and being at the seaside, Kim headed for the beach and I grabbed a couple of trays of fish/sausage & chips. Our little group slowly gathered and for an hour we chatted on the pebbles and played in the sea. My soaked jeans drying nicely in the hot sun!
Getting back on the tarmac we wandered up the final line of campers before hitting the pier for an ice cream.
It was really busy this year, well over 1000 campers, we walked half of the Drive before turning back.
In previous years we’ve enjoyed the art that is plastered all over the town, we didn’t do any graffiti spotting this time, but did see this on the wall of a shop!
There were a few bikes scattered around for the two wheeled fan.
On the pier we enjoyed the sea breeze and the shade while I spilt ice cream and chocolate sauce down myself!
Having seen all the show and needing to get back home to keep Lilys bed time routine in place! We took a stroll around The Lanes as we hunted for the Lego shop, at £80 its pricey and quite small, but I still fancy this really cool blocky camper.
Worn out we headed for the cool of the carpark, it was only 25°C four floors underground! Fired up the air-con and headed home via KFC. I’m sure the rain and cold of autumn will be here soon. But for today at least, it was a glorious summer.
The rest of the snaps can be found here