Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Sunny day in Hastings

I will have to keep a lookout for flying pigs now! The first order of the day after checking out was to pay a visit to the world famous Hastings Castle. This was built by Guillaume le Conquérant, aka William the Conquerer who in 1066 landed here and started modern English history. Wish he had brought some cookbooks with him. The Castle was a bit of a disappointment. It was closed as it is all year except for summer, which is brief in England. As you can see from Roger DeCovelly's hair it was quite windy as well at the top of the hill not to mention chilly. 
A much better view can be had from town.
The Chess tournament used to be held at the Pier which burned down last year. Stewart Reuben wrote an excellent report about the pier and it's connection to Chess with some brilliant photo's.  I couldn't resist posing in front of such a historic landmark. 

Having done enough sightseeing we decided to go for lunch. Although the Pig is a nice Pub if you like loud music and a bit of Chess
it is not the place to go to for food. A few day's previously I ordered an English breakfast there and had to leave before it arrived....45 minutes later. Instead go to the Witherspoon. I have eaten here several times now and the food is excellent and the service is prompt.
This is Roger's Lasagna
and here's my Hamburger. mmmmmmm.
Ok, time to go and face Jack "lightning" Rudd. Toodles.

1 comment:

  1. There's English snobbery about Wetherspoons, fact is it won't take them 45 minutes not to serve you.