Sunday, June 24, 2012
hoo! hoo! by the beautiful sea
We had an open day today, and it was hard to wake up to the screeches of seagulls and not think about the ocean. So that was the plan. We were headed to the sea!
Luckily it was a little overcast and a lot windy, so there weren't throngs of people at the beach. It was actually kind of nice. I didn't mind the wind - it's that great sensation of feeling the ocean spray on your face and hands, and there's something calming about the ocean coming in and going out. The sea was a changing shade of green and gray, and the waves were pretty dramatic. Because of this, we struck many dramatic oceanic poses.
After a bit we headed into a town, whereupon we realized it was a Saturday. The beach didn't feel like one, but the town certainly did. Still, it was part of the vibe of Brighton; all these side streets and alleys full of shops and bunting and people. It's really fun. I could wander around that city for days and still find interesting new things to look at. We walked into vintage stores, record stores, and even pound shops. Finally we decided to eat, and I knew the perfect place.
After lunch we did a little more shopping. I picked up a few things for my kids (who might read this, so I won't reveal what.) We found a really great vintage shop where Steven took this picture of me wearing pony mask:
And Topher looked at some old slides:
While across the street, Nick got his hair cut by a friendly old barber who told us all about The Ascot races, which are happening this weekend:
Then we headed to our designated meet-up spot on the beach, where Topher and Nick grooved to a three piece rock band playing the Star Wars Cantina: