Don't take your car to BrightonAugust 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom
Time to leave Southampton and head to Brighton - we had a very short visit there before and it has been on the top of our list for a return visit.
On the way we stopped at Portsmouth - first the newest British largest aircraft carrier was on its maiden voyage and had stopped at Portsmouth and second, a Facebook friend lives there. We were very happy with the old port area - but again like Southampton, it had a strange mix of old and new. We spent some time at a garrison church that had been bombed in the second world war - but only the roof burnt - enjoyed a talk to the guide who was very informative. They said that in its heyday people would buy "tickets" to get a seat in the church - how things have changed. It was lovely meeting our friend Ray - we had a great chat and a cup of tea with him and he showed us around his house.
From our previous trip I remember the constant roundabouts on the main road along the south coast of England - they just don't work - hold ups every time.
We found our Guest House in Brighton - but typically it had no parking and nowhere to stop to drop off our bags - we parked on the footpath, but even then cars could only just squeeze by - this is crazy.
Being a coastal town there is usually a strong sea breeze - but tonight it was something else - never seen Mary so annoyed and cold - but she survived.
Tomorrow we are going to the Royal Pavilion & North Laine areas.