A Cliff top stroll in the sun

A Cliff top stroll in the sun

There’s something about the sea, the raw power of it, the way the waves break against the shore and the sun reflects off of the oscillating surface. I fall in love with it again and again and I think that I will do forever.

As April had brought with it the warming rays of the sun there was no better place for a Sunday walk than the cliffs in Eastbourne. Parking my car at the base of the hill I hiked my way through the rugged grass until I stood at the top of Beachy Head. The sea air rushed past my ears, a welcome cool kiss on the skin following a steady hike in the sun. The sky was clear, not a cloud to be seen and the uninterrupted sunlight spread itself across the landscape, reflecting up off the sea and bouncing back from the white cliff face.

As I stood and gazed out at the glistening water I paused and reflected on how lucky I am to have a home near to such a beautiful place. A place that makes me feel so alive. A place that is just as impressive in the howling storm as it is in the calm sunlight. We continued to walk along the cliff top, soaking up the sun, the sea air and the view before retracing our steps back to the car. The climb down somewhat easier than the climb up, following white chalk paths eroded by thousands of feet. A new sense of calm fell over me, I had reconnected with the earth and I felt at peace again.

Sophia xx

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34 Comments

  1. April 10, 2017 / 9:18 am

    These photos are beautiful, Sophia! The English south coast has such a unique landscape. It’s always been a dream of mine to visit Hasting, Eastbourne and Brighton (and that area). xx

    Emma | http://www.brooklynisburning.co

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 10, 2017 / 9:38 am

      Thank you, Emma! It is beautiful down here, I hope you get to visit one day 😀 x

  2. April 10, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Beautifully written words accompanied by beautifully taken photographs. Lovely that you get to experience such beauty!

    Steph
    http://www.socialspying.com

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 10, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      Thank you 😀 x

  3. April 10, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    That scenery is absolutely breathtaking! Such gorgeous photos. And your words were also very beautiful. Being in nature also gives me a sense of calm and peace 🙂

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 10, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Yes I love nature, it’s so good for gaining a new perspective 😀 x

  4. April 10, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! If I wasn’t scared of heights, I would definitely consider partaking in such activities. Great use of words in your post as well.

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 10, 2017 / 7:12 pm

      Thank you Marlena x

  5. April 10, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Everyone has already said it but it deserves to be said again: the photos are gorgeous! And you are lucky to be living in a beautiful place as this 🙂

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 11, 2017 / 9:30 am

      I know, I pinch myself sometimes when I’m up there 😀 xx

  6. April 10, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Beautiful words and beautiful words. You have such a lovely writing style x

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 11, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Thank you Char! xx

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 11, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Thank you Christie! xx

  7. April 10, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Oh my god this made me miss the sea so much! And such gorgeous pictures as well!

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 11, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Thanks Amy! xx

  8. April 10, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    This is exactly what I’m in need of.
    Do they have wifi there?
    Because I would stay all day if I could work, hihi.

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 11, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Haha, I think that there’s wifi in the pub nearby! xx

  9. Lacee
    April 10, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    Wow what a breath taking sight!

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 11, 2017 / 9:28 am

      It’s stunning isn’t it! x

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 11, 2017 / 9:27 am

      If you get a chance you should one day 😀 x

  10. April 11, 2017 / 8:08 am

    Wow, this place looks absolutely beautiful and perfect for a day out in the sun! The weather looks amazing as well.

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 11, 2017 / 9:27 am

      It was a gorgeous day! xx

  11. April 11, 2017 / 8:22 am

    Such a lovely post. It’s so well written and I too love to go out and reconnect with the nature. And the pictures are so nice. You captured the “feeling” so well.
    Lea, xx

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 11, 2017 / 9:27 am

      Thank you Lea! xx

  12. April 11, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Beautiful photos! I love it!

  13. April 11, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I love the white cliffs, the sea is always so calming. It’s my happy place!

  14. April 11, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I love the sea and don’t get there as often as I’d like. It’s true you’re blessed to live so close. Your pics are breathtaking.

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 12, 2017 / 10:32 am

      Thank you Barbara! xx

  15. April 27, 2017 / 1:45 am

    Wow! What a gorgeous place! You really are fortunate to
    live in such a beautiful area. I’d love to see it in a storm!

    • Sophia
      Author
      April 27, 2017 / 8:47 am

      It’s amazing in a storm! We used to go up and watch the clouds roll in and the waves crashing down!

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