We were over in East Sussex at the week-end for a 2 night camping trip with friends. The weather was fine on the first day, which is always good for when you're putting up the tent and having a barbie in the evening. However on day 2 we woke up to rain, the serious and heavy rain with overcast grey skies and blustery winds - the kind of rain that you know will be with you all day.
One of my mottos is to always have a plan B - something to fall back on if plan A can't happen. If you do this, you should nearly always manage to avoid disappointment. Sometimes my plan B's are even better than my plan A's.
We decided to take a short trip to the seaside town of Bexhill On Sea as we had discovered that the annual Bexill Motofest was happening - a festival of "everything biking". However, when we got there, it was blowing a gale and the last remaining stall holders were doing battle to get their display stands back into the vans before they were whipped up into the sea, never to be seen again. There was just one solitary motorbike looking sorry for itself, parked in a sheltered spot beneath the De La Warr Pavilion .
So then we had to go on to plan C and we took a bracing walk along the seafront
After this, there was nothing more that we could do but to go into the De La Warr Pavilion itself and admire the architecture. It is said to be one of the most iconic Modernist buildings in Britain.
We had tea and cake in the cafe which overlooks the seafront and enjoyed visiting the free exhibition of Curve Paintings by Bridget Riley, which was an added bonus as we both love her art - paintings that move and dance around before your eyes.