Went down town with Jackie for a coffee, then she headed west to the bank and Waitrose whilst my plan was to walk along the seafront, east to Lidl where I’d heard a fleece was to be had for just £8. I was heading south when the Post and Telegraph came into view. It’s a Wetherspoon’s house, and I recalled it is holding a beer festival. A rather good one in which lots of American brewers went to UK breweries and made a special beer.
I ventured in and found Supremely Self-conscious Black Ale, brewed at Adnam’s by the Stone Brewing Co. It is black, and has roasted malts in it, but also seven varieties of hop including Cascade, Citra and Simcoe. Delicious.
This half of excellent beer reminded me that there is another Wetherspoon’s bar near Lidl, on the marina. So the task began. The sun shone and the wind blew giving a great sea. Lots of folk out enjoying looking at it, or venturing near it to get covered in salty spray.
A great walk, carrying my jacket because its so warm. At the West Quay found a seat beside a plate glass window where I could see the ice blue sky and be blinded by sunlight reflecting from a diamond-sparkling sea surface. And I tried three more Festival beers.
afterwards I walked home via Lidl’s where they had run out of fleeces.