A blog on gardening, life by the sea, photography and wildlife

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Quiet after the winter storms

Our coastline in Sussex has been affected by the severe winter storms along with many others thankfully we have not been flooded.
This used to be a sandy beach

Beachy head lighthouse I would not stand this close now a lot of cliff is crumbling away we have had 7 years of erosion in 2 months of the winter storms

The chalk cliffs at Holywell

Beach tree?

Panoramic view of Holywell beach chalets

The bandstand undergoing restoration at last

Part of the 1000 acre Langney levels area keeping us dry after the flooding

Seed heads of wild clematis (old man`s beard) abundant on the cliff slopes

The antics of herring gulls after a fat ball

Acrobatic blue tits


  1. Some amazing pictures there David - especially the old mans beard and the gulls.

  2. thanks Elaine I have to say the gulls are a real nuisance at the moment, never mind nothing can be done about it.

  3. Beach tree! I love it. But then maybe I'm Gull-ible...

    1. I am sure you would have had a great career on the stage, did you entertain the troops when you were in the army?

  4. Glad to see the chalets are still there! I've got my name down on the waiting list :)
    Beautiful gull picture.

    1. We have rented one of the brick chalets for 11 years now who knows we might see you there sometime