The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show came to the Western Lawns at Eastbourne.
He was part of The E-Festival- Eastbourne’s very own ECO and MUSIC festival held over three fabulous summer days July 29-30-31 across the towns most iconic seafront locations. And what a treat it was. Headlining artists were Toploader, the Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra and of course the Craig Charles ‘Funk & Soul Show’
It was also my first experience of bhangra, from the energetic Bhangra Smash Up; a three piece drumming band based in Birmingham and playing all over the UK. Find them on Facebook and TikTok.
Well done Eastbourne E festival for putting on a high quality, professional event.
A ‘last night’, very hot and sultry walk up to the nature reserve above Benidorm.
It was worth the effort to look down and say a sad ‘goodbye’ to Benidorm.
Adios Benidorm. You were fabulous 😎
Yesterday we hired a car in Benidorm, wanting to explore beyond the coastal town and resort.
Car hire was from Europcar and was approx. 69€ (£54) for one day. Bargain.
[We also hired bikes earlier in the week from Monkey Bikes- 13€ for a days hire] http://monkeyrentbenidorm.es/monkey-bike/
We took the coastal road down to Alicante, where we stopped for a picnic lunch and a wander.
We wanted to drive the mountain roads, so took the CV-800 to Alcoi, then the CV-70 down to Benidorm. We wound our way up, over and through the mountains in a very sultry 35 degree heat. The landscape was mostly barren, interspersed with a very occasional villa, a derelict building or a small village.
The drive took approximately two and a half hours. It was a rugged, parched and lonely terrain- just us and the cicadas. We loved every minute of the drive. Certainly a vastly different Benidorm from it’s traditional, stereotypical boozy image. Get out and explore this beautiful Costa Brava region.
Took a drive up to the Benidorm Cross yesterday evening. A long, winding drive in a sweltering 32 degrees brought us within a quarter of a mile of the Cross. The rest was walking. It was worth the effort.
‘At the end of 1961, at the request of Father Salvador Perona, people from Benidorm, in an evangelizing mission in order to redeem the city from its frivolous reputation, carried a
huge cross on their shoulders from San Jaime and Santa Ana church to Sierra Helada. Over the years, the Cross has become another of
Benidorm’s beautiful tourist attractions.’
‘Travelling is discovering that everybody is wrong about other countries’
Benidorm beach. Day and Dusk.
Currently being a Beach Bum 🏖.
‘Let’s grow old together With my heart in your hands and your hands holding mine…’
Lanae’ Hale (1983-).
A late summer Sunday at Brighton Beach making the most of the weather before it breaks and autumn sets in.
Loads of fun at The Upside Down House.
A browse through an art installation on the beach…
These deck chairs were just waiting for us!
And finally the, in a rugged way, beautiful West pier.
I never stop feeling blessed living on the South Coast.