6 Aug 2013
EASTBOURNE SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Today I am on my way home to Brussels, with a stop in London for the day.
During my holidays I did a sightseeing tour from Eastbourne, up to Beachy Head chalk headland. The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea level. Unfortunately its height has also made it one of the most notorious suicide spots in the world.
But first we drove through the town with its gorgeous buildings
and I had a look from the top of the bus on the seafront
Before we stopped for people who wanted to go up to Beachy Head and look down from there on the sea. I had done this before and it's a strange feeling when you walk on the grass it suddenly stops without warning and it's the end, one step further and you fall deep down into the sea.
On the top we also had a beautiful view on Eastbourne.
Then we returned through the stunning landscape of the South Downs National Park The downland is an extremely popular recreational destination, particularly for walkers, horseriders and mountain bikers. A long distance footpath and bridleway, the South Downs Way, follows the entire length of the chalk ridge from Winchester to Eastbourne, complemented by many interconnecting public footpaths and bridleways.
and a little town nestled in the hills
The tour was so nice that I did it twice !