Thursday the 23rd of May 2019 was a warm day. We travelled by train to Brighton, it had free Wi-Fi and no graffiti – Mum was very impressed.

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On the walk to the station Greg measured the width of our twitten

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catching the train from Lewes – Brighton less than 10 miles away, about 15 minutes by train

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Brighton station

Mum and I meandered our way from the station to the seaside, stopping to buy chocolates in a shop we passed. We then met up with Peter and Dad who met us at the British Airways i360 observation tower (they took a different route). The i360 was shaped like a bagel and rose 162m into the air. I really enjoyed the views. Mum records she could see Beachey Head [17 miles away].

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Brighton West Pier ruins near i360

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looking east from high up on the i360 (reflections make photography difficult)

 

After the i360 we had lunch at the base of the viewing platform I had a virgin Shirley Temple cocktail. Mum had crayfish, Dad and I had fish and chips, however, the fish and chips were nicer yesterday.

Then we walked to the Brighton Pier. While Dad and I admired it from afar, Mum and Peter walked along the pier. They brought some Brighton rock back for us.

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I sampled a delicious oyster from this seafood kiosk

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No wonder no one was swimming the water was only 12 degrees

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Brighton Palace Pier

We then walked to the Royal Pavilion. It was built by George IV. It was the gaudiest thing I had ever seen. We weren’t allowed to take photos inside. There were lots of French schoolchildren touring the Pavilion.

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Royal Pavilion

We caught the train back to Lewes and then we had a beer in a pub called “The Rights Of Man”. Dad then cooked a lovely dinner.

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Inside The Rights of Man; Thomas Paine once lived in Lewes

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places visited in Brighton on 23 May