South of England Blog August 3rd, 2015

August 03, 2015 at 7:13 PM

Monday August 3rd London, Gatwick to Beachy Head

Trekkers arrived in London, Gatwick at 11:00 a.m. this morning approximately one hour later than our scheduled arrival. We were delayed taking off from Toronto due to the heavy rains and waiting for a replacement pilot to arrive as the weather delay his arrival from Montreal.

We arrived into 24C weather which was quite comfortable and started our coach ride to the south coast region called Beachy Head. This region is know for it’s white chalk cliffs which make up the beautiful landscape. The group spent some time this afternoon wondering the hills and photographing the landscape. It is interesting to note these cliffs have a very high rate of suicide jumpers and there are memorials that can be found along the cliffs. We even say an intervention van that patrols the hills.

Later in the afternoon we drove back along the coast to Brighton. We will be staying here for the next two nights. After dinner some of the group walked along the beach.

Since it had been a very long day there are not as many photos tonight. More updates will follow tomorrow with more images of the region. Tomorrow we will be visit the palace here in Brighton then on to Royal Tunbridge Wells and Hastings.

Enjoy this evenings selection of images and good night from us in Brighton, England.

Loading up at London, Gatwick - Thanks Tammy Beveridge for the image


Plenty of room -- ready to head out for our 14 day adventure, notice the Canadian flag in the front window, Thank you David Fox and thanks again Tammy for the images.


Panorama of Beachy Head - by the way shot with my iPhone


Joyce checking her first few shots


One of the many memorials along the cliffs


The Chaplin Team that are always on have should anyone need to talk, this is a public service due to the high suicide rate


Another memorial as we walked along the trail


 Andrew and Joyce capturing a few images


One more shot of the cliffs and lighthouse


This is the way to travel on these narrow hillside roads


The hill descending into the town of Eastbourne - who painted this road??


The beach front drive of Eastbourne


Cyclists in Eastbourne


This pier burnt down about 10 years ago, they are still deciding what to do with it, sunset this evening in Brighton. This is right in front of our hotel.


Old quarter of Brighton this evening


The Brighton Pier was live with activity this evening


That’s it for our first day. Good night from Brighton.


Please add a comment

Posted by Carol Cooley on
Have a good night everyone and happy photographing tomorrow. If these first few images are any indication of what's in store I'll surely be checking in daily. Thank you so much for sharing. Those cliffs are amazing. zzzzzz
Posted by fran on
Thanks a whole bunch guy,s Really enjoyed looking at your photo,s I am from the south of England bought back lots of memories.
Posted by Caroline on
Have a great Start on your trip Judith Z et al!
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