Shoreham-by-Sea

Travel Day 3: Shoreham-by-Sea

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the Adur River at high tide as seen from Mum’s balcony.

Even the name of this town is lovely. Go ahead, I dare you say it with a British accent. Doesn’t it just sound like a nice little English town you’d love to visit? To walk through the streets of Shoreham is such a treat for the eyes.

Shoreham-by-Sea sits on the English Channel and is bordered by the River Adur and the South Downs and dates back to pre-Roman times.some ancient landmarks remain, like St. Nicolas Church built in the 900s and St. Mary de Haura church built in the early 1100s! As an American this is hard for me to fathom such ancient historical roots. I will be sure to take some pictures of these landmarks before leaving.

Another interesting icon of the area is Shoreham Airport which happens to be where my mum works. Founded in 1910, it is the oldest airport in The UK. In 1936, a new terminal building was opened and it sported an Art Deco style. Any Agatha Christie or Dan Brown fans may recognize it from Agatha Christie:Poirot or more recently The Davinci Code. We met my mother for lunch at the new terminal building’s restaurant. It was quite a popular spot and all the tables on the lawn were in use. if you can get lucky to get a lawn seat you can watch the prop planes take off and land while you dine on tea and scones. Once again, I forgot to catch a snapshot of my meal, sausage and mash (potatoes), but I can tell you they were delicious and not a bite was wasted. I am going to work hard at remembering to photograph more of the food, I promise.

Shoreham Airport is also host to the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Shoreham Airshow annually. Both times I’ve visited mom I’ve missed the show by a month.

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The new terminal building at Shoreham airport.

This evening we took a stroll around the town and found some beautiful flowers.

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