My last two days I mostly spend at the seafront.
For the first time since the dome of the pier had burnt down I went on the pier. It looks strange to me who knew it for such a long time and now the whole middle is missing. It made me really sad.
But the views from the pier have remained unchanged, they are still gorgeous
The Victorian houses all along the seafront takes you back into the 19th century
Nothing has changed at least from outside, although most of these big houses are now hotels, Bed & Breakfasts or holiday lets.
Only the cliffs are timeless
The Victorian Tearoom on the pier where I had a cream tea, had always been full, but this time it was almost empty. I have to say that the scone I got with the clotted cream must also have been from Victorian times, so hard it was.
For the last time I had lunch together with Doug and his neighbor an old friend. We were sitting outside in the garden and it was really nice.
Then it was time to say good bye and the next morning Doug drove me to the station in Eastbourne
It took me more time to get from Eastbourne to London than from London to Brussels ! At the St. Pancras International station, I met with Marie from "After 60-the next 10". It was so nice to see her again. As I was a not in the mood to visit London again, my legs were rather tired from all the walking along the Eastbourne beach, she had the very good idea to take me to Regent's Park.
First we had lunch in a restaurant which was in a street I only had seen from the Bus but had never gone through. It was plenty of beautiful old houses, shops and a quite busy street !
Just besides was the park where we sat on a bench and chatted ! There was so much to tell, that time flew by and suddenly it was time for me to leave. She went with me back to St. Pancras where we said good bye. Later we both stated that we hadn't have enough time to talk about everything we wanted to, although we had spent 4 hours together ! Then I checked in, and returned to Brussels, where Mr. G. was already waiting. I was so tired that I dropped my suitcase in my room and went to bed !