I felt like doing something different and decided on an afternoon visit to Hastings. Blow the cobwebs away, as they say, and it did too. Also, used the afternoon to practice my photography so this post will have lots of pics!
We parked the car, which was strangely odd, because the car park was almost empty. Usually frequent Hastings in the summer, so not used to parking without hassle. One advantage of visiting on a cold day in February. Having fed the car park machine we wandered around the tall black Net Huts fishing area, which are curious and reminds you of old seafaring days.
Onwards towards the Old Town. We had a quick drink in a pub called The Jenny Lind Inn with its friendly bar and Old Peculiar Lounge. May visit again as a nice chap at the bar told us they have a good selection of music nights.
Afterwards we had a look around the quaint streets of the Old Town with antique emporiums, shops, pubs and eateries. We really enjoyed the atmosphere even if it was a little chilly. It is fascinating to explore the narrow streets “twitters” and look at all the art and upmarket homeware shops. Fabulous place even on a cold day in winter.
Later we bravely went on a breezy walk along the cold sea front towards the newly restored pier and stopped for a cup of tea and orange polenta cake. Quite delicious. Of course, then had to go onto the pier and take more photos. But only took a few because I didn’t want to take my gloves off for long. Freezing and becoming gloomy.
Great place to go and explore. The Old Town is super to look around as it is picturesque and full of character. Good to take in some sea air too. Quite uplifting.
A quick walk back to the car after a drink in the recommended pub The Crown. Very trendy pub with lots of surreal art and children’s clothes on the walls.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed the photos.