13 Aug 2016


We had wonderful weather and I could warm up my frozen bones from Scotland ! I wanted to do what I do each year, walk along the seafront and go to all the places I love so much.

The first thing I discovered was that the once so beautiful Pier (see above) which had partly burnt down in 2014, had not as promised by the all the politicians (on TV) built up again as it had been before, no, it was sold to a rich Sheikh who starts to own slowly whole Eastbourne ! Money always win.

In a particular sense of humour he had had written "Thank you for visiting Sheikh’s Pier.”which you could read when you went out !

Now the Pier looks naked in the middle, there is nothing but pick nick tables with benches, where you can eat and drink the food you bought on the Pier and not your own.

After that I walked along the seafront and there were more people as usual as the Eastbourne Air Show had begun. People were sitting on the beach and everywhere they could to watch the airplanes performing. I was not so interested by the airplanes but more in the drawings they made in the sky.
I took a some pictures and before I got sunburnt, I walked along the main street, where nothing seemed to had changed. Still the old souvenir shops, I nearly know by heart;

Then I took my bus home and later we went for the traditional Friday Fish and Chips to the habour.

12 Aug 2016


Since I wrote my last post, I went up from Eastbourne to Edinburgh !  You can see on the map where I started and where we ended up !

The trip was very smooth, we saw the most beautiful landscapes !

We stayed for 3 nights in Abington, which was very nicely located just in the middle of all things which were on the program.

On our way to Abdington, we stopped in Gretna Green. We also saw the famous train station of Bo'ness and made a tour on the train.

The highlight of the whole trip was of course the visit to Edinburgh and to see the Edinburgh Tattoo.

On the next day we drove through the beautiful landscapes of Trossachs and then made a boat tour on the Loch Katrine. It was very cold as you can see !

On our way home we stopped in Moffat which was famous for its sheep, but is today more a tourist place. In Green, which is not really a town but rather a big shopping center we separated, some going to the north, we to the south.

In Stains we three, Paula, her grandson and I were picked up by a taxi and driven first to Worthing dropped of in front of her house and then me in Eastbourne also in front of the house. The chauffeur even carried my suitcase to the door, what a service.

Now I am a bit tired and full of impressions, so I think I will write again when I am back home !

I am sorry that the text doesn't go where I want to, because during my absence Picasa has closed and now I have to download the pictures through Blogger and they mix it all up !
Has anyone an idea with which I could replace Picasa to get the htlm codes for the pictures ??