Maurice and I were watching tennis on the television, as we often do, and it was a game on grass. Wimbledon isn’t too far away and we don’t have tickets this year but we saw an ad for lawn tennis in Eastbourne, a sort of runup for Wimbledon and wondered how hard it was to get tickets. It turned out to be easy so we bought tickets for two days, our tickets for the Eurostar and found a room at a place right across from the tennis ground and, before we knew it, we were in Eastbourne which is a really pretty city not far from Brighton right on the southeast coast of England.
A look at the main court. You could sit right beside the smaller outside courts and be right next to the players which is cool if you are a fan. There weren’t any big names here but lots of familiar faces.
There is lots of interesting architecture in Eastbourne, mostly huge regency type houses made into hotels that run about four miles along the seaside and then there was this pub with a roof line like Brighton.