Went to the Isle of Wight last weekend and just got back from Margate this weekend. As I was until recently a student/unemployed I've had no trips abroad booked in for the summer, so me and the girlfriend have decided to have a couple of weekends away in good ole Blighty. It's dawned on me recently that for an English person I know fuck all about this green and pleasant land, and have decided to make an effort to see a bit more of the country.
British seaside resorts truly are weird places. The Isle of Wight is gorgeous, my mum has moved down there recently with her partner so we thought we'd go and see them. But as you expect of an island, it's a very insular little place. I've been twice now and still haven't seen a single person who isn't white haha.
Margate is a bit of a dump sadly, seems like a really typical example of your typical rundown British seaside town. You can see just how prosperous it once was, loads of elegant Victorian houses along the seaside in various states of disrepair. Had a lovely time though, and ate some absolutely sensational seafood yesterday, I'm a sucker for some good whitebait.
Thinking that that's enough seaside for me for a while, think the next trip might be to the New Forest or the Scottish Highlands. Would appreciate any suggestions for inland rural places to visit.