Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Strange Geology, Bell Tower and Colorful Arm

Strange Geology :- Low tide at Cuckmere Haven allowed me to carefully pick my way out on the orkcs to get this shot of the famous "Seven Sisters" cliff face on the south coast of England. If you ever see a movie or TV program depicting the white cliffs of Dover you can bet your bottom dollar that it's these cliffs you are looking at and not those of Dover at all. Cuckmere Haven is where the river Cuckmere meets the English Channel between the towns of Eastbourne and Seaford. The Cuckmere Estuary is the only undeveloped river mouth on the Sussex coast.

Bell Tower :- An interior shot of Chiddingly Parish Church in the village of Chiddingly in East Sussex. The village is yet another one that's mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.What makes this Church of England Parish Church interesting is that it's of unknown date and dedication. This images shows the light spilling from teh bell tower through a large glass pane that now seperates the tower from the main aisle. If you look carefully you can see the ropes hanging down from the six bells that sit high above and out of view. They do know that the tower is is 15th Century and that the church itself was first mentioned in the 13th Century.

Colorful Arm :- A walkway in the sea. The huge Marina in Brighton has two large protective arms that reach out and around thus creating a safe haven for the various types of watercraft berthed there. The Western arm / wall is a fraction of the size of the Eastern wall which lunges out southwards before bending and veering off towards the west. This image was shot on the huge Eastern wall and is looking back along the way I came. It's not often I walk out this way and it's very rare that I'll actually walk its entire length which on this occasion I did. The cliffs in the distance are those of Rottingdean and Saltdean.

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