5 October 2011

another summer {part 3}

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we spent the next two days of our three day miracle autumn weather camping holiday epic, at the base of the cliffs, named the Seven Sisters {because there are seven tall chalk cliffs next to each other} this part is called Birling Gap. It was stunning, the light bounced off the white cliffs onto the beach and onto the sea, it was extreme light therapy.

because the chalk is so soft, it washes into the sea and turns the water all milky! it made the sea look very inviting and we imagined we were somewhere in the Caribbean, not south coast of Ol'Blighty in October!

I went for many a swim and felt like Cleopatra.

the beach gets really busy, but we were down the 'nudies' end {that sounds very wrong as I'm typing it} and there were indeed lots of nudies everywhere. It was hard to know where to look.

the tide kindly came up to the cliff at Cream Tea O'clock, and there happed to be a cafe above the beach. It would be rude not to...

then we went back for more lazing as the tide began to recede...

and I loved watching this man and his amazing swimming dog, that dog would have swam to France had his owner been able to throw a stone that far.

this has to be in my top 5 beaches in Britain so far!

21 comments:

Laura said...

Wow i've never seen this beach before, it looks amazing, not like the british beaches i've been to at all :)

third room studio said...

Oh, this looks amazing - I can't wait for our spring/summer to actually start! It seems you're stealing all our good weather over there in the north! Enjoy it while it lasts : )

Brown Paper Packages said...

I could actually feel the warmth and sunshine whilst reading this post! I promise to send some Aussie sunshine your way when I'm visiting the beach this summer :-)

Reda said...

Oh, nostalgia nostalgia! I walked all the Seven sisters a couple of years ago when I was visiting a friend in Brighton. It was extremely hot, so I did it wearing my bikini only:-D
A truly magical place!

Yolande said...

I love your dress that you're wearing, you look a million miles away from Blighty!

Mamzelle Titoo said...

Thank you for these lovely automn stroll in three parts !! I want to cross (but I'm not as good as these dog at swimming, so I'll probably take the ferry boat !) the sea from France to see those incredible cliffs !! ^_^

Anonymous said...

Did you know that the seven sisters are the companions of Artemis in Greek mythology, its obviously destiny that this is a fave.

Jane x

Kristina said...

Lovely photos, I'm sure that many of us, your blog readers, are very jealous... that white milky water looks really inviting, but was it warm enough?

Akvilina said...

Amazing pictures! The white factor in them is so yummy! And the the swimming puppy makes it so cozy!
The phrase "swimming in october" sounds exotic, not less! :))

gracey said...

I never knew that this beach existed! :D

chattykathy said...

Looks like so much fun! I love that sweater int he photo, great colors!

that kate said...

I definitely have to make a trip there. Wonderful photographs!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

They're great photos and actually look like a beautiful undiscovered beach. Just found your blog through Me Old China :-) xo

Bristol Parenting Cafe said...

Wow, what lovely photographs. I mean they always are, but these are so amazing for the UK. Love the water stars and it doesn't look like England at all.

Mallory said...

This place looks amazing! Like nothing I've ever seen before...beautiful!

Ms Chiara said...

hello -i read many a blog but have never left a comment- this time i will- your writing is delightful and your pictures are alive and happy
i 'm always deluded when you are quiet
grazie da roma
brava
chiara

Leanne said...

I'm quite new to your blog but completely LOVE it and have been eagerly aaiting your next post! Lovely pictures. x

Rachel said...

I think you have a magic wand! I really don't like the south coast, but you make it look so beautiful that I want to go there!

Mlle Paradis said...

happy days - great discovery!

stephanie claire said...

you are a poet... through your words and your images.

i love this line: "I went for many a swim and felt like Cleopatra."

and the photo that follows it.

beautiful.

la casita said...

Amazing sea, next time we are going camping will go there. Can't wait to see you 10 recommended camping sites.
:)

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