My elder daughter and I enjoyed a day’s outing today to Seaford, a small resort town on the south coast of England. We took the Southern Line train out of London’s Victoria Station and changed trains at Lewes.
Our first mission was to locate caffeine and food and for that we stopped in at a tiny coffee shop on the way to the beach…no name as apparently I forgot to pick up a receipt. We had warm croissants, mine with ham and cheese and her’s vegetarian, a latte for her and black tea for me. I’ll mention that this was the first actual pot of tea that I’ve had since my arrival…since when has England begun serving tea with teabags in cups? My tea came with a timer and was perfect.
Fortified, we headed to the beach, which is a long stretch of smallish pebbles. We were attracted to the white cliffs to the East, so began walking that way and ended up climbing the cliffs along the Vanguard Way. The path soon led us to a beautiful view of the Seven Sisters white cliffs and we continued on for quite a way, eventually walking down steps to a cove. The beach there was full of beautiful shells…limpets, whelks, scallops, oysters..to name just those I recognized. We sat for a nice while, enjoying the scenery and finally snacking on Cadbury’s Dairy Milk and Cadbury’s Shortcake Snack, and whomever concocted the latter has a real winner of a candy bar.
We headed back and enjoyed watching black-faced lambs running and playing. Once back to Seaford, we watched the car ferry from France, presumably, cross in front of us and pull in to the harbor just down the coast, and then it was time to eat again…we chose The Plough..fish n chips for me and a veggie tart and salad for our daughter. We walked through the graveyard of St. Leonard’s Church en route to the town’s charity shops, where we did our part for the local economy. We picked up cups of tea for the return train and waited at the station, to head back to London.
All in all, a lovely day outside of the city, beautiful scenery, delicious food, wonderful company and a nice eight mile walk along the coast of southern England.
Photos to follow once home.