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John 64 Posted 3 months ago
Out on a lone walk this morning on the front, bit chilly, but soon warmed up, stopped for a coffee and take in the view.

I try most Sunday mornings now to take a walk, head for Brighton pier, then either walk or jump on a Boris bike back. Sense of wellbeing,

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    • Scaredofspiders 24th October 2021 at 7:25 pm

      You’re very lucky to live near the sea, it looks amazing. I’ve always wanted to look out over water

      • John 64 24th October 2021 at 8:35 pm

        Yeah I know, so glad I made Hove my home, so much on my doorstep, but anytime your down, we’ll meet up for a walk and a coffee. Looking forward to the winter walks and shots of the pier:)

    • Scaredofspiders 24th October 2021 at 8:43 pm

      Manchester to Hove is a long way for a brew. But I once went to the Isle of Skye for dinner 🙂

    • Deleted User 24th October 2021 at 9:09 pm

      thought that was the pier in Brighton. Love it down there. Once found a starfish on the other pier and saved it from a sea gull. throw it back into the sea but anther gull caught it and flew off with it….felt quite guilty.

      • John 64 24th October 2021 at 9:42 pm

        Yes, if your not careful the seagulls would snap up your chips if they had the chance, but all part of being on a beach I suppose:)

    • Staying Alive 24th October 2021 at 9:30 pm

      Clevedon pier

    • John 64 24th October 2021 at 9:35 pm

      Very nice, looks kinda small mind you, but nice all the same:)

      • Staying Alive 26th October 2021 at 4:18 pm

        The picture is from a distance, it’s marked as one of britain’s most famous and well-kept piers

        • John 64 26th October 2021 at 6:03 pm

          It’s always busy in the summer months, we try and visit it a couple of times a year, but even now it’s not short of visitors,

        • Staying Alive 26th October 2021 at 6:07 pm

          Was at the Clevedon pier this afternoon went for a jogging 🏃‍♀️ then ended up having fish and chips.

          Should leave money at home next time but nothing beats sea front cod & chips ✅

    • Deleted User 24th October 2021 at 9:43 pm

      been there too, lovely little pier.

    • Wunderwoman 26th October 2021 at 5:49 pm

      Gorgeous photos, walk sounds good too.

      • John 64 26th October 2021 at 5:58 pm

        I try to get out early most Sunday mornings, not a lot of people out, so good time for shots, and grab a tea on the front,

    • The cake lady 27th October 2021 at 7:20 am

      I love the south coast too, I’m a bit further west in Worthing. We have a lovely pier too. I went on a walk last week along the seafront from Shoreham to Worthing. Won’t be doing that again it was a spur of the moment idea by my daughter and was a bit too far for me. A coffee in a cafe was definitely needed at the end of that walk.

      • John 64 27th October 2021 at 8:44 am

        Worthing does have a nice front, and Pier, my last visit to the Pier was Ken Dodd,
        Visit the Steyne gardens every year for the American and classic cars, great show, lovely town, 🙂

      • debm19 6th November 2021 at 1:53 pm

        We went to Worthing very bracing walk along the front, I love sea side towns out of peak season

    • Lisajmc 5th November 2021 at 7:21 pm

      Walking in the morning is the best time – I love doing this with my dog and see some beutiful sunrises and the red sky!

      • John 64 6th November 2021 at 7:15 am

        I headed along the beach last night to catch any firework displays, there were a few near the pier, surprisingly not cold, and not a lot of people out either, this makes up for me skipping Sunday’s walk, as I’m off early to check out a huge classic car auto jumble, poor Morris is in need of a few parts.

        • Lisajmc 6th November 2021 at 7:38 am

          Hope you’re lucky enough to treat your mogggy!! 😂

        • John 64 5th December 2021 at 9:48 am

          I was actually lucky enough to treat Morris to new wipers, and decided to revamp the glovebox and parcel shelf as they looked old looking, put some colour into it with floral vinyl wall paper, just need to sound proof the floor fit a little radio and fit a basket on the boot lid lol

    • debm19 6th November 2021 at 9:37 am

      Lovely photos of the pier, i took my teenage daughter to Brighton a few weeks ago, we stayed in Lancing as I wasn’t sure if Brighton at night was a bit busy for her , 10am watched the kite surfers at Lancing beach with a coffee was the best way to start the day very therapeutic and relaxing

      • John 64 6th November 2021 at 1:31 pm

        It’s a lovely way to start everyday, you and your Daughter would have been fine going into Brighton, it’s not as bad as everyone makes out, ive never seen or felt threatened by walking into Brighton, and I’ve been here 30 years, it’s no worse than anywhere else, there are idiots everywhere, love it here, in fact I think the whole coast is lovely, worthing to Rottingdean. 🙂

        • debm19 6th November 2021 at 1:52 pm

          I drove down and I wasn’t sure how busy it would be so I booked a small hotel in Lancing with parking and we hopped on the train into the centre we had the best time just wandering and enjoying the few days, so happy we found a tiny gallery that had Chris Whittys cat on display and other Grayson Perry pictures, so with that and the kite surfers lots of unexpected sites.

    • Daisychain 6th November 2021 at 1:34 pm

      As a child I lived near Brighton and went there many times with granny and grandad. They used to walk the front and walk on the West Pier, I preferred the Palace Pier. I’d love to live near or in Brighton/Hove again. It’s such a vibrant place.

      • John 64 6th November 2021 at 5:56 pm

        Lovely memories, I can’t remember the west pier, I moved down 30 years ago, think it was shut even then, but looking at vintage photos of Brighton and Hove, I can see how much nicer the world once looked, so much more colour on the front than there is today,

    • Daisychain 6th November 2021 at 7:28 pm

      We used to hear a brass band as well. The Lanes were very dark and dirty in the late 1950s but still full of curious and antique shops. There was a theatre by The Lanes as well that had panto every Christmas that I was taken to. (It wasn’t the one near the Pavilion). The Nanking Chinese restaurant was next door and upstairs. My first taste of Chinese.

      The North Lanes was a shopping street for groceries and hardware etc. There were striped awnings and it was always very busy. Granny used to buy broken biscuits. She seemed to know lots of people.

      She went there on the train every week on Tuesday from Wivelsfield Station and Grandad went with her on occasions. The Pavilion was and still is my favourite royal palace. I recently took my grandchildren to it whilst we were on holiday in the area.

      So many happy memories.

    • siobhan.cator92 27th November 2021 at 2:04 pm

      Hi John I’m new on here, it’s lovely to see other people enjoying the coast, I live in Norfolk and my happy place is the Norfolk coast…..
      I have never been to Brighton, I think I will add it to my list of places to visit in 2022

    • Grace Fu 28th November 2021 at 9:49 am

      Amazing photo…always love the sea

    • Chi 28th November 2021 at 12:42 pm

      If I lived by the sea I would be out there every day if I could! I live in Nantwich and we have a lovely lake with swans and other birds, as well as a river and canal, so I often run/walk around those especially if I am feeling lost. Great for the mind and soul, as well as exercising the body! Lots of nice cafes too… Enjoy!

      • John 64 28th November 2021 at 1:42 pm

        That also sounds great chi, and to get out is the healthy option , clears the mind a little, and your not a million miles from Liverpool, which is where I have as relative, he likes it up there. Enjoy your day s as Lao Chi 👍🏻

    • CaringJen 29th November 2021 at 8:45 am

      I like your Morris 1000 😊, I had a Morris 1000 Traveller in the 70s, best car ever, can’t beat a walk in the bracing air and a Coffee 😊.

      • John 64 29th November 2021 at 9:17 am

        I only recently purchased it, another classic to tinker with as I’m coming to an end of a teenager purchase, bought in 83 it’s a 1971 classic, but I’d like to think that I would have a mint traveller when I retire, or a classic VW beetle, as I know how easy they are also, as I went through quite a few in the 90’s, before giving them up and building a camper, which is now my weekend transport:) but yes, a brisk walk with a hot drink at the end is nice, better still a beach brisk walk .)

        • CaringJen 29th November 2021 at 11:17 am

          Must be very rewarding gradually restoring them 😊 , love the old cars, had an Escort, Cortina and loved the Capri. Yes maintenance under the bonnet used to be straightforward not like today with everything sealed 😊. How lovely having a Camper, one of my best Holidays with Mum n Dad driving up to Liverpool in a Dormobile, in the Beatles Era seeing The Cavern 😊.

    • Norker 29th November 2021 at 9:52 am

      Get a dog to accompany you on your walks.

    • Norker 29th November 2021 at 10:50 am

      A good companion what else !

      • John 64 29th November 2021 at 11:28 am

        Lol, that’s not the companion I’m after, besides I like cats, plus I don’t think I’d be responsible enough to look after a dog, I work during the day, play with cars and see the kids, walks at weekends, wouldn’t be fair on a dog just to see it on a Sunday morning.

    • Sophie10 1st December 2021 at 8:56 am

      I love walking my dogs by the sea they are my little companions in my busy life !!

    • John 64 5th December 2021 at 9:25 am

      Not so much as a long walk today, but a trip in the camper to Brighton Marina to check out the boot fair, not much set up today, but I was there early, plus the weather was a bit grim, but on my way I noticed that there is a fair at the Steyne, and it looks like they’ve bought back the huge Ferris wheel that use to sit on the seafront many years ago:)