It was pleasant just sitting on the bus and enjoying the scenery as it went past. The journey took around 30-45 minutes.
I have to admit that there's nothing particularly exciting about Brighton. It has the seaside and the Pavilion, but that's it. Oh, and the Pier, of course. I know the film 'Brighton Rock' (the black-and-white version.) and the latest version where made and set there. 'Guenevieve' the classic film starring Kenneth More and Kay Kendal was partly set and filmed there, as well as the Richard Attenborough-directed film of 'Oh What A Lovely War' was filmed on the pier. (I have just realised that he was in 'Brighton Rock' as Pinkie.) But otherwise than that, it's not a particularly exciting place. I suppose 'The Lanes' are interesting and there are quite a few quirky shops there, mostly antiques and collectables, but considering the amount of time it took us to get there, it's not all it's cracked up to be.
We went to the Pavilion, but didn't go inside. We decided that we might come back some time in the future, but not drive there. We can go from Bedford Midland Road railway station on a Thameslink train and go through London, and it'll take around two hours (which I've done before now.) Certainly a good deal less stress than driving. Anyway, Carol was intrigued by what she saw of the Royal Pavilion. It doesn't seem real, somehow. I know, from what I have seen on television lately, that Queen Victoria wasn't impressed that 'Prinney' (The Prince Regent.) was so extravagant over the cost of building it, and she was persuaded not to have the place demolished when she came to the throne in 1837. Probably a good thing she didn't as it is really amazing. We took lots of photographs, as we always do whenever we visit anywhere.