“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
Listen to the sea…what do you hear?
I couldn’t resist picking these wild flowers.. :))
From further up, the swirling patterns of the water was eye catching.
I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
I won’t say no to hot chocolate & an eclair..
Sunset at Eastbourne seafront
Colourful seaside huts, apparently they cost £9k each.
The Belle Tout lighthouse at the top of Beachy Head, was built in 1832 & is now a B&B. It must make for a memorable place to stay, having 360 degree views of the English channel & surrounding cliffs. It also has themed rooms called ‘The Captains Cabin’, ‘Old England’ and ‘Keepers Loft’. I’ll be sure to check it out next time I go!
The camera doesn’t do the place justice..
Snapchatting 😛 (@drzahrax)
[ Outfit details//Theme: casual ] Cap: H&M | Grey cotton Asymmetrical top & Navy blue zipped waistcoat: Zara | Black jeggings: Uniqlo (they have a great selection for petite sizes) | Grey jumper & sneakers: H&M | Watch: Movado.
Listen to this tune by the Piano Guys (one of fave artists). Now imagine walking in nature with this playing in your ear. Magnificent..
Whenever the sun is out, I always feel guilty if I’m not out & about doing something active. This long bank holiday weekend was the perfect opportunity to go on a trip & stock up on some Vitamin D :P.
It’s amazing how much choice there is for outdoorsy type activities within London, or an hour or two away. There is something for everyone, whether one likes exploring, going on a slow walk, a brisk hike, a road trip, a surf or coastal swim.
We ended up going to The Seven Sisters in East Sussex -some impressive chalk cliffs by the English Channel. They form part of the South Downs, & sit cosily between Seaford and Eastbourne in southern England. It took us about 2 hours by car, we were very lucky as for most of the day the sun was out, & shining.
If you drive down the winding country lanes, you’ll see arched trees framing the roads, cute flower laden wooden bus stops, beautifully landscaped gardens, quaint shop fronts, & the rolling country side hills whizzing by. There will be the odd sheep, a horse, vintage car, a kite surfer, & a tent or two..
Ah, you get the picture right?!
If you want to be lazy (like me), you’ll avoid the longish hike across the chalk cliffs, & get the car/bus to do the leg work. And still take in the glorious sights. There’s also the option of staying at Eastbourne seafront, taking in the sun & sea, & a good amount of ice cream.
If you’re super active, & healthy (well done), you can hike along the South Downs trails & also tackle Eastbourne beach. Psttt Brighton isn’t too far away..Now remember, this isn’t Miami or the Bahamas. Eastbourne has a pebble beach, with it’s own charm, rhythm & sea song. A different kind of beautiful.
Easy to get to, from & back to London.
Don’t forget list:
- Sunscreen + hat + sunglasses
- Microfibre beach towels
- Flip flops
- Some cash/coins for parking/ice cream/chips etc.
- Water & snacks (try these, they’re yum!)
- Camera for the views
- (a back up plan & tent in case it rains ;))
Are you ready, or are you ready?
Voila, Vitamin D levels topped up, it was time to head back home.
Now, where should I head to next? 🙂
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