A Walk Along the Cliffs

All the weather forecasts insisted it wasn’t raining in the Eastbourne area, so the wet feeling on our backs as we walked up from Birling Gap towards Beachy Head must have been something else – wet air, or low cloud perhaps.

 We were alone apart from the other occasional walkers, appearing out of the mist, dark figures until they were nearly upon us, when they revealed brighter coloured waterproofs and rucksacks.

After a restorative lunch, on the way back the weather had lifted and the fair weather walkers were back in the their little groups, peering over the edge and peppering the hillside with dogs and chatter.

We paused to contemplate the poignant memorials left by relations of the people who have taken their own lives on the cliff, and ponder what leads a person to make such a decision.

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  1. Great photos. First one makes me think of Planet of the Apes.
    Love the lighthouse.

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  2. That sheer curve of white cliff is stunning, Rowena – scary and alluring 🙂

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  3. calmyourbeans

     /  September 4, 2012

    Reblogged this on calmyourbeans.

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