Sunday, January 15, 2006

Day At The Seaside

John and James and I spent Saturday at Southwold. It's what English people refer to as a 'beach,' unrecognizable to anyone else in the world as such. It was lovely weather- about 6° C (about 40° F), 20 mph winds, and cloudy. The sky and North Sea were matching shades of slate gray.

We walked around the pier and saw their collection of unique and handmade arcade games, which were pretty funny. John got slobbered on by a wolf- you put your 40p (about 75 cents) in the machine, and then hold your hand inside the cage. A mechanical wolf drools on you while the machine measures how long you have your hand in it. John made it all the way to "foolhardy." Awesome. Then we played the "Zimmer Frame Challenge," where you use a walker connected to the video game to cross a busy road. It was unlike anything I've ever seen.

We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the town, which is very cute and slightly touristy (and was buzzing considering it was a cold Saturday in January). We're going to go back, probably once it gets a bit warmer, but before it gets too crazy with tourists in the summer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Kate - John's friend Caroline (of Fancy Rat fame!) here. Welcome back to the UK. Glad you liked Southwold. It might amuse you to know that Ian and I have decided to get married on Southwold Pier! The Pier got its licence for civil weddings quite recently and we have provisionally booked 28 October 2006 so keep the date free!