Friday, September 14, 2007

In the Seaside Town They Forgot to Close Down

So we came to Beer, a town in East Devon near Seaton, because of its name. I mean, what rent-a-car wielding tourist wouldn't be tempted to drive out of the way to have a beer in Beer?

What I didn't realize is that it's a "Gateway town" to the Jurassic Coast - a beautiful, white-cliffed coastline that apparently dates back to the Jurassic era.

And while the only dinosaurs around are the old, weather-beaten pensioners and their leathery-skinned, flabby-armed wives, it's a charming, charming place to visit. The buildings are old but well-maintained. The fishing village culture is still alive and well. There's the archetypal British coastal town setup of a rocky beach, colorful deck chairs, and huts for rent. And there's fresh, delicious cask ale.


  1. It is currently 7am and even now, those cask conditioned ales just made my mouth water.

    Lucky SOB :P

    Btw, that was quite a start to your trip!


  2. nice to see you FINALLY got out of the country.