Friday, 23 December 2011
We stayed at Tamarix, Winchelsea Beach twice this year in April and September. The first photos are Mr PWP and Finn at low tide and also our 'beach field' shingle garden.
Next Hastings Old Town, we always park at The Stade and stick to the East Hill part of town. In 2012 the Jerwood Gallery will open there. Just a hop up the high street is Made in Hastings, Judges Bakery and a host of second hand shops bursting with treasure.
East is Pett Level, you have to climb up the high bank to see if the tide is out, if it is, watch out for spooky groins and ancient woodland.
If the shingle gets too orange and you need to see a green field. Rye Military Canal is verdant.
Next Rye Harbour Village, to visit Avocet Gallery and see the iconic Red Hut.
We have been visiting Rye for six years, the Rye Art Gallery, bookstore and sweetie shops are curious. This year we climbed to the top of all the cobbled hills. Friends say you should climb the church tower.
Then onto Camber Sands. Sand, golden, 'proper' sand and powerful winds.
Finally Dungeness. Wonderfully bleak. We are reliably informed the fish and chip shop is mind blowingly good. I just stand outside Prospect Cottage day dreaming.