With the country currently basking in beautiful sunshine, we popped down to the South Coast, this time the sunshine capital of the UK… Eastbourne. This is a photo from the top of the walk way down to the beach. The tide was out, so we had fun rock pooling and there was plenty of sand to dig through before finishing off with an ice cream! The beach was busy with people enjoying the weather but not that crowded. The photo is taken on an Iphone 6 looking towards Beachy Head.
We recently popped down to the South Coast for what turned out to be a soggy bank holiday weekend. As West Wittering beach was taken off the agenda, we decided to pop along to Bosham village to have a look round.
The afternoon we arrived, it was rather grey and there was a spring high tide which was pushing the village water defences, but made for some great photographs from this very quaint quintessentially English village. Bosham Quaq meadow was given to the National Trust in 1934 and the legend is this is where King Canute attempted to hold back the sea. In 1064, King Harold sailed to Normandy from Bosham (as featured on the Bayeux tapestry).
It was great to watch all the families out sailing in dinghies, paddle boards and generally enjoying the waters which are some of the finest sailing waters in the UK, part of Chichester Harbour. Chichester Harbour is a 74km² Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with over 55,000 birds, 10000 boats and 8500 residents.
Below are some photos of the quay / harbour at high tide:
The River Thames is on our doorstep and we decided to re-acquaint ourselves with the tranquil and beautiful walk from Cookham to Bourne End. The parking is free and the stroll along the river banks are busy but filled with constant change for the eyes to capture.
It was good to see the dinghies out on the river from Cookham sailing club, reminded us of the long hot summer last year in Yarmouth and the River Yar and we carried on until we reached the very quirky Bounty pub. Not accessible by road, it is a very popular stop off point for walkers and river traffic alike serving good beers and good honest pub food at reasonable prices. Interestingly they have to receive their barrels of beers across the Thames in a boat from Bourne End marina.
There are plenty of vantage points along the walk to take photos and for the dogs and children to have fun in the water, though always beware the current of the Thames going downstream can be very strong, especially after heavy rain.
Popped into the National Trust cafe for a very nice coffee overlooking the sea at Birling Gap. It has been a while and another dwelling seems to have disappeared from the end of the line of cottages that still remain there. A fabulous must see tourist attraction, below is a photo today of the sea and the white cliff ‘sisters’ on a misty day.
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Here is a seaside and nautical view of Muharraq Governorate in Bahrain to keep us going. Photo taken on an IPhone 6 in February 2017.
We popped into Cowes for an afternoon during Cowes week again this year. A beautiful day, the racing and harbour looked fabulous, here are a few photos:
The event really is quite a spectacle, with live music, a range of food and a buzzing atmosphere, well worth a trip if you can make it. The only downside is trying to get out back to Yarmouth in the evening!