Sunday, 24 October 2010

The English seaside.

I wanted to visit Scarborough whilst I'm home. I remembered it being the nicest of all the seaside towns we used to visit when I was young, all mist, cliffs and high quality fish and chips. The folks didn't seem too keen to go. Getting there and seeing this view from the car window, I understood why. None of us wanted to leave the car. Luckily the sun came out,
but I couldn't stop thinking about the little seaside town in Sicily I visited last year and comparing it to the bitter 7˚ with whipping cold winds in Scarborough. There were loads of surfers. Can you imagine surfing in that freezing cold water? I tried to empathise with them
by eating an icecream.

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12 comments:

  1. I do love the English seaside

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  2. This post made me hungry!
    I'm craving some sweets now my girl
    thanks to you :P


    stay lovely
    <33 amy <33

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  3. Love these shots, there really is something so special about the English seaside.

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  4. lol. This makes me laugh, but it does have a charm of its own - just not a warm sunny charm! The rock stall made me swoon x

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  5. Mid-winter surfing in Scarborough is top. Believe me, a bag of chips and a pint tastes a zillion times better after immersion in six-degree water.

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  6. Well done for braving the cold especially with an ice cream. I love the architecture.

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  7. God I love the typeface of the signs.

    The first few photos I was thinking, what dystopian world is this? Then the final pictures are typical quant English seaside town. Scarborough is definitely different from how I imagined it thanks to the old ballads and songs. I want to go!

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

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  8. Lovely pics. Your donkeys look healthier than the ones we saw in Morocco - and I suspect Scarborough fish and chips are a lot less likely to do the same damage than some of the food we had. (From now on it is British only holidays...)

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  9. Thanks dudes. Yes Phil, your name was mentioned, along the words 'bloody' and 'nutter'. x

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  10. Great pictures! I want sweets now too. I'm on a no sugar thing for two weeks (day one today). My reckoning is I'll last about two days before I crack and run to a swet shop... xx

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  11. oh it looks just beautiful up there- I love wild British seas- and the donkeys- so sweet- and they have lovely numnahs and nice clean saddles, they look well cared for.

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  12. Oooh that first pic gives me the shivers! Love the 'futurist' pic – it's brill :)

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