Thursday, August 13, 2009


First stop, the fish market that people rave about. the harbour is small and quaint. A mixture of couples, families and super-friendly locals. Somehow the pace of life just seems EVEN slower than other places in the area. A perfect place for a romantic getaway but easily somewhere you could take your Mum too or hang out with friends. If we were there with any of the above for more than a couple of hours and not driving, we would have happily hung out by the converted fishermans' huts, sipping champagne and eating oysters! Instead we stuck to oysters and pink lemonade.

The High Street has great shops for browsing; a real mixture of vintage trinkets and beautiful small runs by contemporary designers along with antique furniture. Perfect to deck out a little weatherboard/brick cottage on the seafront (please).

Dinner was a toss up between the lovely looking 'Samphire' on the High Street and 'Jojo's' tapas restaurant but we opted for Jojo's as we heard of it through recommendation . A way out of town, down the Tankerton Road, we got there early to secure a table. It was worth the effort - we weren't disappointed. Keen to encourage local trade, they serve fish from a fishing boat that is the first in the area to be awarded a certificate for the Responsible Fishing Scheme. The food was fresh, homemade and bursting with flavour. With weather to compliment, it was like being in the mediterranean.

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