I think, by now, most people who follow me will have a pretty good idea of how the place where I live looks. I’ve trekked you north and south of here, showing you some spectacuilar scenery, and a little industrial grunge too. What you won’t have seen much of, until now, is our neighbouring seaside “resort”, Seaton Carew.
Like such resorts throughout Britain it’s a little tacky, but in the summer months it’s a mecca for young and old alike. (and I’m not just talking bingo!) It has a decent stretch of beach, a paddling pool and, of course, amusement arcades to part you from your pennies. There’s really only one street to it, so you can’t exactly be overwhelmed.
Two fish and chip shops scowl at each other across the main street, and you can buy burgers and icecreams from the kiosks. No candy floss, though. I used to love that sugary smell and watching it whizz around the drum. These days I’m rather fond of lemon tops. I love the sharpness before you get down to the slurpy icecream. How about you? What’s your favourite seaside treat?
The Almighty Cod
With it’s almost elegant seating outdoors
Or good old fashioned Youngs.
Don’t you always forget the bucket and spade? Dad can queue at the chippie while mum nips in here.
Or there’s the “sit down” option at the Waverley Cafe.
Then there’s the arcades. You know you want to!
I don’t know that I’d book a holiday here, but there are a couple of nice hotels and some B & B’s. The Staincliffe is popular as a wedding venue, and has made a bid for notoriety by naming the Darwin Room after a local character who pretended to have died to get his hands on his insurance. He paddled off into the sea and was never seen again. (until he was spotted in South America) Don’t say we don’t have a sense of humour in the north east.
The Marine Hotel on the seafront
The notorious “Darwin Room”- fine dining, indeed!
The Nordic walkers often have a Christmas carvery there.
How about this for windows?
I thought I’d better show you these windows before the last of our hoped-for Indian Summer disappears. It’ll be too cold to linger soon and we’ll all be clutching our hot chocolates.
There’s always Red’s when you need to warm up!
Hope you enjoyed a saunter through Seaton with me. I never mind lingering at a few windows. Visit Dawn at Lingering Visions to spy out a few more.