Sunday, August 18, 2013

[The Life of Shaun #479] Bournemouth

Rachel and I took the last trip of her European adventure this weekend to Bournemouth.  Bournemouth is one of the many seaside towns the working classes used to decamp to each year during the Industrial Revolution, and remained popular until budget airlines allowed the masses to venture beyond Britania.  Many of these towns have fallen on hard times, but Bournemouth is still doing well.  It's a lovely city, very pretty and easy, with a very artsy, alternative bent.  I liked it immensely, and I can see why "Bournemouth was found to be the happiest place in the UK, with 82% of people questioned saying they were happy with their lives".  Were I a small city kind of guy, it's somewhere I could imagine living.  It's definitely on the return visit list.

This means Rachel's visit is drawing to a close - I will miss her a lot when she goes.  We're already talking about potential destinations next year, though, so I will look forward to her next Summer visit.

Cheers,
Shaun



Our hotel was last decorated in the 70s and had a very individual stye.



River Bourne selfie!


River Bourne park


Rachel's rendition of me hung over



Central Bournemouth


Central Bournemouth


Our hotel restaurant seems to host the local early bird special



I matched the 70s decor quite well


Rachel hadn't had quite enough seafood, so we battled the elements to eat at the seaside restaurant West Beach, which has earned a recommendation.



Dorset coast


Central Bournemouth

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Shaun H. Coley | Shadwell | Tower Hamlets | London E1 | UK | shaunism.blogspot.com
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