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Short visit to UK

In Pictures from England on October 25, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

I have spent a few days in the UK, staying with friends in Eastbourne. Unfortunately most of the weather has been grey, raining and generally not very nice at all. Not worth removing camera from bag since the Tonbridge visit on Saturday. Returning home this evening.


Beachy Head and Birling Gap

In Pictures from England on July 8, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

It was a very pleasant summer day yesterday, so with some spare time I took a walk up around the Beachy Head and Birling Gap, up among the Eastbourne Downs. They are the low chalky hills where the South Downs meet the English Channel. The well known Beachy Head and Seven Sisters cliffs are part of the scenery.

Between the two is an area known as Birling Gap. Some serious erosion is taking place here, with 10 metres of land being lost to the sea in a few weeks back in 2014. Large scale cliff falls are being recorded, one very large one nearby was recently caught on camera in June 2017 – see

I found of few older pictures of Birling Gap with which you can compare the more recent images.

It might have helped had I included the link to the pictures. Click below. <b

The view down to Eastbourne is great, I think even my picture taken on a basic camera shows that!

If you are in the area and don’t have a car, there are buses from Brighton and Eastbourne three times a day on weekdays and Saturdays, in summer the bus runs every hour on Sundays – search for the Brighton and Hove bus company website and route 13X. The Eastbourne sightseeing bus also goes that way, this runs in summer from Eastbourne Pier every 30 minutes.


A brave little flower – updated

In Pictures from England on July 6, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Shows how amazing nature can be I think.

In the centre of Eastbourne, alongside a hoarding closing off a huge building site, a brave little flower has set up home.

Terminus Road, Eastbourne, where the several bus stops mean it is very busy, very dusty and generally not very clean.


The red circle shows where it is.


And yesterday I saw another lonely little flower, the only one of its colour I noticed all day. This was on the Eastbourne Downs near Beachy Head, an area of chalky hills.



Eastbourne UK Good Friday holiday

In Pictures from England on March 25, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Good Friday holiday in Eastbourne, a sunny but windy day. Plenty of people out walking along the seafront, children on scooters and skateboards. Dog walkers in numbers also.

The pier, badly damaged by fire last year, has been well restored. One picture below, the rest here.

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Eastbourne May 2014

In Pictures from England on May 26, 2014 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

It has been cold, wet and generally horrible. Typical British Bank Holiday weather! Only one hour’s play was possible in the cricket today, so I spent 2 and a half hours in the CAMRA beer tent. CAMRA is the Campaign for Real Ale for those who don’t know. Numerous strange beers were on sale and many were sampled!

The weather was slightly better on Saturday morning and I took a few pictures which you can see here.

At least we had a good day’s play on Sunday although the score could have been better. The forecast for the rest of the week is pretty gloomy.


Stayed ten days at a friend’s place at Sovereign Harbour, a couple of miles outside Eastbourne. Built on what were once gravel pits, this huge development  is a rather soul-less upmarket area of apartments built around two large marina type zones. There is one pub, a couple of restaurants and a shopping centre amid the thousands of homes.

It’s certainly not an unpleasant area (except perhaps on wet and windy days when the rain comes in horizontally from the sea) but totally lacking in charm.

Eastbourne, Sussex

Tagged: , on June 8, 2013 by cubsur51

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This is the view from my friend’s apartment where I have been staying. Jealousy will get you nowhere.

ImageSovereign Harbour south, about two miles from Eastbourne town centre


Tagged: , on June 3, 2013 by cubsur51

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