We weren't supposed to be there; we were travelling southward from Horley, looking for a road west to Portsmouth. However, travelling distances being what they are, it sort of snuck up on
us. I thought OK, at least it gives me an opportunity to find internet again. After asking in a music store we were directed to the London Road & a MacDonalds. Yay! Then we started to look around.
I confess that I thought that Brighton would be a bit like Blackpool, which I visited for the Babylon 5 Con in '97 & judged to be beyond deadly dull. Couldn't have been more wrong. Colour, kinkiness, a really good vibe - and we only walked a couple of miles. I am not letting B within a hundred miles of this place, at least not without a padlock on his wallet!
Unfortunately we needed to move on. We arrived at Portsmouth in the rain (this is my second visit - it was raining the first time as well). Found a B&B, a pub with real ale & good food, & this here cyber-cafe. Oh Joy.