Yes, it is true. Brighton does not have a real beach. The beach consists purely of round pebbles. Ok so yes the beach is real, just not to a South African.
They have been word down for such a long time, that they are almost soft to walk on. But it is really different to walking on the beaches in Cape Town.
The upside of course is that when then wind blows, you don’t get the Cape Town sandblasting.
Here is a small pier with fishermen on the end (of course not to be confused with Brighton Pier)
Brighton beach is a great place to sit and contemplate the world; these two people were shot in Hove, sitting and watching the sea
There is a rather quaint fishing museum in Brighton, on the beach just below the pier.
This pic is of one of the old fishing boats. You can see the pier in the distance, and notice the jet trail cutting the sky across the middle.
Here is another boat, parked just outside the entrance to the museum.
Brighton Pier can only be described as a little tacky. It has huge potential, but I get the feeling that there is no great effort put into it.
It is filled with ice-cream shops and penny slot machines, as well as a few restaurants that don’t look particularity exciting.
It is the kind of place that you visit and cross off your list of places to go to.
Having said all that, Brighton itself is a wonderful place and well worth visiting, I will be posting some pics of the village shortly.
One of the many seagulls found in Brighton. These are the beach version of a rooster, waking you up really early in the morning,
I caught this shop driving onto the M5 on the new the Koeberg Interchange flyover. I was crawling rather than flying, so I had the opportunity to catch this shot. The cranes are used to load and offload containers in the container terminal of Cape Town Harbour.
These are the same cranes that I caught in this shot from the helicopter a few weeks ago.
I am not sure why, but this building freaks me out a little. It is an old factory in Port Elizabeth that has been converted into offices. However, it looks to me like the sort of place that a Stephen King movie might be set. I don’t think I would be entirely happy working there.