Tuesday, 21 August 2012

A beachy weekend

We went down to East Sussex this weekend to stay with my Sister in Law. They have just returned from 8 months in Australia, so it was very, very good to see them! On the Saturday morning, we went for a walk up at Beachy Head which rises 162 meters above the sea and is the highest Chalk Sea Cliff in Britain. The views were spectacular - looking out to Eastbourne and then across to the Seven Sisters and beyond.

We then headed into Eastbourne and we had a quick jaunt on the restored Victorian Pier which was originally built in  the 1870's before settling down on the Beach for a lunch of Fish and Chips. The Beach was absolutely heaving with everyone basking in the delightful warmth of the day.

In the evening we had a family BBQ to welcome the travellers home - they certainly went all out with food, it was soooo good! About half ten we wandered down to the Beach as they are just a few minutes walk from the seafront. We watched the stars and I saw my first shooting star! It was so peaceful and still quite warm that we ended up staying quite a while.

On Sunday morning, we headed back to Seaford beach. It was a day for relaxing, fishing, swimming and kite flying. It was quite an overcast day but still pleasantly warm. It was such a chilled out day, just what the Doctor ordered! In the late afternoon it was time for the second BBQ of the weekend, man I love a beach BBQ. We ended up staying on the beach until gone seven, meaning we got back to Norfolk very very late, but it was completely worth it. I can't wait to get back to the south coast and explore some more!


Lisa said...

Such fab photos of the beach, the colours are so vivid. Sounds like a really lovely weekend. We've never been to Eastbourne although it's just along the coast from us. We did go to Worthing a couple of years ago for a weekend with the children which was great fun, but the beach there is stony so wasn't any good for sandcastle building!
Lisa x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

This is an area I would really like to explore, your photos are great! Ada :)

Gina ♥ said...

Oh you came to my neck of the woods! Sounds like you had a lovely time. Beach bbq's are the best!