Well then my touristic endevours largely came to an end on account of having to attend the conference that I had actually traveled for. It was the American Studies Conference for those of who reading who are interested, so was about all things American in history, literature etc. It was very interesting, and met a lot of great people. Once the conference was finished we headed to the beach to make up for lost time and try desperately to get at least an inkling of a tan. Largely unsuccessful in that regard but was lovely at the beach nonetheless, swimming in the Atlantic which was warm was something of a novelty (but not one I was complaining about).