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 !

12 comments:

Jo said...

I just love those English seaside towns! Douglas on the Isle of Man was very much the same, clean buildings rising up on the seashore and beyond town the downs over the hills. Have a WONDERFUL day in London! Why, oh WHY am I not there with you today? (((Hugs))) Jo

zeal4adventure.com said...

I wouldn't mind living in that town nestled in that beautiful meadow. Enjoyed the tour. Thanks!

Cezar and Léia said...

How lucky you are! Amazing trip! I specially love the overview pictures of the city and the wonderful gardens and flowers!
hugs
Léia

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. So many variety of places.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. great shots you've managed to show us - they're a great selection ..

And that little town nestled in the Downs is East Dean ...

It is a beautiful area - with stunning views .. love the ones you've showed us.

Have a happy journey back home .. Hilary

Andrew said...

I hope the cows know where the grass stops.

Gary said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

The rolling hills- lovely English countryside!

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful countryside!!! I can see why you did the tour twice!!!

Sandra Carlier said...

What nice landscape you captured! Sounds you had a such good time in Eastbourne!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

So lovely a sweeping seascape, unfortunately sometimes beauty only adds to the poignancy of depression.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is storybook perfect! Beautiful. Wonderful vacation.