Friday, 5 August 2011
The sun, the sea and the South Downs
Come and join me on a walk over the South Downs to the hamlet of
A long climb up the first hill takes us up towards Beachy Head.
Turn around, look back and see the pier, the sun and the sea.
Onwards and upwards,
quite literally, to the highest point, Beachy Head,
more than 600 feet above sea level.
The lighthouse stands over 100 feet tall
it protects shipping from the out crop of rocks and
has done so for the past 100 years.
Turning to follow the South Downs inland
takes us past the golf course and on to the oddly named
Once over the Brow you look down onto
the distant hamlet of Jevington nestled amongst the Downs.
A welcome rest at the church to admire the beautiful
I just love the stonework of this old flint walled church.
The horse in the field adjoining the churchyard enjoys the last
warmth of the sun.
The shadows are lengthening and it's time to make
our way back.
With the sun setting it will be dark before we arrive home.
How different the town looks all lit up,
yet it's the same view as when we started our walk.
Nearly home now, just the other side of the pier.
It wasn't a long walk about 12 miles all round, it is a walk that never fails to bring me contentment and the realization of how lucky I am to live in such a place with the sun, the sea and the beautiful South Downs......
I hope you enjoyed your walk?
Perhaps you'll join me again sometime soon on another trip around my part of the world?