Monday, July 05, 2010

The Big Swim: Bournemouth

Mum and Dad are visiting at the moment, and so we've found ourselves doing all the interesting things we've been meaning to do for a long time, but haven't got around to — like using some of the free travel cards we've had for almost two years (three days before they were due to expire). Naturally, we wanted to use them for the longest journey possible, so we headed off to Bournemouth for a day at the beach.

We'd only ever been to Brighton beach before and so were expecting a pebbled beach, not these stretches of golden sand. Being a balmy 23 degrees and only slightly breezy in patches, most of the surrounding townspeople flocked to the beach to soak up as much of the sun as possible.

Julian decided that had to going to go swimming in England at least once, and this was as good a time as any to get in the water. He wasn't alone — there was a surprising number of people swimming.

Our only disappointment for the day stemmed from the lack of 'hole in head' boards. Given that Bournemouth has a giant retro slide, a bouncy castle slide of similar size, a carousel, and at least three arcades, we felt for shizzle that there would be at least one hole-in-head scene. And we spent the better part of the day desperately looking for it, but to no avail. I had to settle for this:

Mum's gambling problem, with captivated onlookers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is this face-in-the-hole business a UK thing? I really can't recall ever having seen a face-in-the-hole scenario myself, even in the UK. So I'm wondering. Is it a new craze? K