Monday, 5 March 2012

Day out in Hastings

On Saturday (3rd March), the boyfriend and I went for a day out in Hastings, on the coast of East Sussex. The weather wasn't at it's best but it brightened up later in the day.

First we went to the Blue Reef Aquarium, they have some lovely fish in there. It was really hard to take decent photos though due to the lighting and not being allowed to use flash photography. I need to learn more about my camera to get better photos in darker places in future. The fish were so quick too, every time I snapped, the fish had darted off!

After the Aquarium we went to the arcades and spent ages playing on the 2p machines. We won lots of prizes in them! We've never won prizes on them before so were quite excited.

Then we went to the Smugglers Caves which are situated in the cliffs. It was such a trek to get up there, the steps are quite steep and there are an awful lot of them. I don't know how the people who live up there do it... they must be very fit compared to me lol! Anyway, the caves are where people used to smuggle goods into the country because of the high taxes which made things so expensive at the time. They were much later used as an air raid shelter during WW2 and they also used to hold Jazz shows in there. It was quite interesting and worth the struggle to get up there. The views from the top of the cliff were really nice too.

After that, we headed off to the shops for a bit before going back to catch the train. It was a great day and I want to go back for another visit, there are a lot of things to do in Hastings.

Martin wouldn't let me go on the Merry-go-round, he said I would look like a child :(
This is from the sea front and the cliff in the background has a lift to take you up.
Here is the lift that takes you up the cliff.
There are a lot of fishing boats
A ray in the aquarium was feeding off of the glass
I think this is a plaice, they hide in the sand

Can you see the teeth?
Sea anemones

This fish does crazy things to the camera
Lion Fish

Hi! - Hastings Beach
The view from the cliff
Smugglers Caves
This is a mysterious engraving inside the caves which nobody knows who put it there.

Have any of you been to Hastings before?

Jennifer x


  1. I've been to Hastings :)
    Plus i would have let you ride on the merry go round, especially if those tickets i won were valid, i could have left you on there for a week and come back next weekend to pick you up


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