Have you ever visited a beach and hired a deckchair?
I’ve always said that one day I would have my own deckchair and live near enough to carry it to the beach with me. I am living near enough now, but haven’t got my own deckchair yet.
Now that I’m here, what’s the rush, no hurry.
Have you ever read as far as the small print on a deckchair hire sign ?
Normally the detail is in the small print, and more often than not, the devil’s in the detail. Not this time however.
The deckchairs on Weymouth prom are supplied, and hired out by, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council. There is just a small charge of £2.20 for a whole day, but the wonderful thing, hidden in the small print, is that residents of Weymouth and Portland who are over 60 can apply for a pass to use them absolutely free.
The sign says that concessionary passes can be claimed at the beach office. I’m not sure where that is, but I still have a few years to find it.
More from before: Semi-retirement by the seaside in “Weymouth“