We left the Brighton Wheel and headed off up the pier for the rides. Brighton Pier started off life as the Palace Pier, built in 1823 to service passenger ships arriving from Dieppe. Over the years it grew and grew into the attraction it is today. I was quite astonished to find that over its long history it has not once been destroyed by fire, flood, or fractious young fellows with far-fetched foibles (ie kids with matches). Compared to many of its brethren, Brighton Pier has fared well over the years.
As we walked up there were good views back to the east.
What we were really looking for, however, were the rides. My wife and aunt decided they were far too mature for such juvenile delights and left the kids and I to our childishness. It was quite fun, really…
Mind you, I was not (to my son’s anticipated delight) without sin myself.
My daughter was extremely pleased to find herself big enough to drive her own dodgem. Look! There she goes! Just like her mother – weaving in and out, driving against the traffic, and sticking her tongue out when she hits someone…
Points on this part of the walk (copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Earth):
- Brighton Pier: N 50° 48.900 W 000° 08.225
Walk #52 Statistics (of which this post forms the third part):
- Date of Walk: 26 May 2013
- Walk #52 total distance covered: 8.71 miles
- Coast of Britain Walk Total Distance Covered: 428.20 miles
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