We are at the Grande Hotel loacted on the English Channel and France is right over yonder! It was a overcast morning and we were having a lazy day on our tour. You could stay at the hotel and explore or stay in and stitch, or you could take the late bus to today’s destination. I chose the latter…but in the meantime we had at least a few hours to kill.
A group of us explored around the hotel in the morning and walked along the coastline. The beach is very rocky and can’t imagine that it would be very comfortable laying on it and it sure wasn’t easy even walking on it!
A view from the coast to the Grande hotel. We still had plenty of time to explore some more, but there was a steady drizzle, so we all opted to go back to our rooms and get jackets and umbrellas. No more pictures as I didn’t want to get my phone wet! and soon it was time to board the bus.
Our first stop was the white cliffs, no not the White Cliffs of Dover… but instead these are the Seven Sisters, which is a series of chalk cliffs on the English Channel. They form part of the South Downs in East Sussex, between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne in southern England. This is Elizabeth in this picture and the middle 2 pictures she shot.
Next up was to travel to the nearby Berwick Church to see the gorgeous murals painted by the artists from the Bloomsbury artists. They also created the artwork that is part of the Charleston Farmhouse where we were yesterday.
If you want to learn more about these artists and the Charleston Farmhouse look for this book. It is out of print, but you might find it in a used book store as I did!
As we got off the bus, I just loved seeing the phone booth in the middle of all of this green!
And this house with the thatched roof. Doesn’t this remind you of a Peter Ashe canvas?
The light wasn’t condusive to a lot of great shots, but I did take a few. Being that my niece spent 20 years in the Navy, I was especially drawn to this mural.
Time for our next stop!
We visited the old town of Lewes, where we enjoyed some retail therapy…
and tea and scones with clotted cream! This is Elizabeth and Richard. A dear friend of Jeremy’s who was on tour with us most of the time to answer questions and offer info!
The day ended all too quickly and it was back to the hotel, where we were to dress again for dinner!
Richard is on the left and Paul is the other “chap” who was our coach driver. We all loved him!
Our menu for tonight.
Tomorrow we would check out of the Grande hotel and travel to Woburn. OMG this trip is going by way too quickly!