Haha! Yeah seeing us lot at the beach always reminds me of that Bill Hicks line, "I just don't get the beach, man. I think it's just that I don't it in; everyone at the beach has tanned skin, white teeth... I've got tanned teeth and white skin!"What area would you be near?
I lived in the UK for a total of about a year in places around RAF Bentwaters, RAF Woodbridge, RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath. And yes, I've been to Sherwood Forrest. The last time I was in the UK was nearly 20 years ago. I always had a wonderful time there, even with the weather. Car boot sales usually had some goodies and pub crawls rock! A trip to the coast was always an eye opener. On a sunny day, the light reflecting off of the average englishman at the beach could hurt the eyes of a blind man.
I live on the south coast, in Sussex; the weather here is a mix of 'miserable', and 'tolerable'... right now it's just warm enough to walk about outside comfortably, but if you do so you will get wet, as it's raining. They say that the British are never short of conversation, because they can always talk about the weather!
Talking of which, I hope it's sunny at the weekend 'cause I plan to BREW!