Thursday, July 14, 2011


After London, we headed down to the beaches of Bournemouth on the south coast of England for a conference. When we arrived, it was sunny and hot, so we headed straight down for the water (stopping to pose briefly on the cliffs):

The beach was packed with locals and tourists. Someone we met at the conference said that Bournemouth is like a "poor man's Brighton" but since I've never been to Brighton, I can't assess the validity of that statement. However, they had pretty awesome beach cabins (like tiny houses) for rent, plenty of stereotypical fish and chips shops, and a pier with a carnival atmosphere, so it definitely felt like a tourist spot.

Of course, we didn't get to spend much time on the beach, and most of the rest of our trip was claimed by the conference proceedings. It was nice to get brief exposure to some sun and heat though! St Andrews has lovely beaches, but it's rare you would want to be down on the sand without a coat.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you protected yourself from the sun with a healthy coat of tanning oil.