Dell Quay and Chichester Marina, West Sussex, 1st February 2015

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Chichester Marina

Chichester Marina

We won’t be travelling in our motorhome until the Easter holidays, so we thought we’d take advantage of the dry weekends we’ve been having here in the south of England and enjoy the beauty of our surrounding area. Then I thought I could share this most charming of natural harbours with you all, just in case you feel like paying us a visit.

A grey Dell Quay to begin our Sunday walk and the tide was out!

A grey but serene Dell Quay to begin our Sunday walk and the tide was out!

Looking back to Dell Quay pier and pub

Dell Quay 

Waiting for the tide to come in

Waiting for the tide to come in

Further on our walk and you can see Chichester Catheral in the backgroudn through branches

Further on our walk and you can see Chichester Catheral in the background through the branches

Last week, we ended our long walk around Dell Quay at the marvellous Crown and Anchor pub, which is typical of this area, where we had a refreshing couple of pints of real ale. We liked it so much that we booked a table for lunch today, as pub was heaving with customers and by the time we left there were no tables available. I am very happy to report that we were absolutely delighted with the service and the food (local Sea Bass and Plaice served with mushy peas, thick-cut chips and Tartare Sauce) and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Must do this type of thing more often…

Enjoy the photos and thank you for reading!

But today was a much brighter day!

But today was a much brighter day!

But today was a much brighter day!

And the local birds were enjoying it too as we spied from the hide

A large flock of geese

A large flock of geese

And a family of swans

And a family of swans

A welcome sign after a long and thirsty walk

A welcome sign after a long and thirsty walk

And we were ready for lunch

And we were ready for lunch

The patio

The patio

And the beer garden right on the quay!

And the beer garden right on the quay!

10 responses »

  1. Glorious photos! Those trees – not sure what type they are – sure do have great branches that enhance the photos! Beer garden? Now that sounds like fun! What a lovely place. I liked seeing it with the tide out and the tide in.

    • Thank you, Mad. I am glad you like it. I think the trees are thwarted oak. Some of them have really weird root systems and they look like something out of Lord of the Rings! It’s very common in England for a pub to have a beer garden, which is great if you have young kids, especially in the summer. The comings and goings of the tides have always fascinated me: it just changes the atmosphere of a place completely. Big hug! ❤ 🙂

    • Thank you, Darlene. It’s quite cold still, but at least the sun is shining. The dark days of winter really get me down, so I always welcome the slightest spell of sunshine! Not as warm as south east Spain, though! 🙂

    • Thank you for your kind comment, Ben. It really is very pretty and you just can’t help falling in love with it. The pub is just great, with gorgeous beers and a very friendly atmosphere. What’s not to like?

  2. We went late morning (11ish) to be on time for lunch at 12 noon, as pub gets very busy soon after and it’s hard to get a table and we also like the morning light. Thank you for your comment, Karen.

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