Yes, indeed. Another day at the beach. And this particular English seaside resort has royal connections.
Bognor Regis in West Sussex. This was where King George V was advised by his doctors in 1929 to take in the sea air to aid his convalescence from lung surgery. The resort was originally just plain Bognor, until the King’s appearance turned it into Bognor Regis, Regis being a suffix pertaining to royalty.
No royalty on show today, just magnificent blue skies, a light breeze and a calm sea, and it was fairly hot, even in late afternoon. Bognor Regis is only 1 hour and 40 minutes from London by train and I didn’t fancy staying indoors today. Also it was a chance to test out my new glasses, and I have to say they are superb. Everything seems so much better with this prescription than the old pair. Crystal clear. So hopefully my umpiring decisions will continue to be up to standard, depending on who you speak to.
Summer in all its glory today, as you can see from the pictures. Continuing the royal theme, I don’t think a knighthood is in the post. King Allen doesn’t ring true, unfortunately. But it was nice to visit a place I haven’t been to before. I went to a local holiday camp four miles away from Bognor Regis back in 1984, but not the main seafront. England at it’s best today, no doubt.