Eastbourne Summer Break

Not much to blog about these days… so now I’m going back to the summer time. Finally got time to finish up a few more posts before the end of the year. Might skip the Christmas ads this year, as I don’t think Christmas will be the same this year.

We were all cooped up for a good 6 months. No travelling. Not much walking and exploring going on and Miss Money kept talking on our group chat about hiking so much during the lockdown. She misses the socialising (she still does). I’ve not missed as much as I have so many colleagues, and still trying to find my ground between working from home and when to go in to work!

So during the summer bank holiday, our last holiday of the year (I’m hoping to at least travel somewhere next year!!) we went hiking in Eastbourne.

Miss Money was supposed to plan this trip BUT she didn’t do very well!!! We started off from Victoria Station, and then headed to Eastbourne Station. Once we arrived, Miss Money said we had to walk to a car park area before we actually were going to do the hike… It was a long walk!

I thought the hike started from here… we were all wrong!

On we walked. The cliffs are quite dangerous, so I would advise not to go too close to the edge! Apparently there have been many deaths in the past. 😦

We walked on past the lighthouse and finally into the car park where we had a short break but were attacked by bees because of the food we had bought from the shop. Mr Sensible took a really cool picture of the bees attacking his food… I wish I had the chance to do that, but was scared of getting a bee sting.

After our short bee encounter, we carried on with a lot of hill walking and sheep poop. Sigh. It was painful.

And then, we went into a passage onto the right side of us where a few people were heading towards…

Hehehehehe, so Mr Sensible said we should stop off at the pub (which I think is a tourist spot) – I think it was an excuse to stop walking… Well, we saw where “Sherlock Holmes” once lived. Amazing find!! We had a bowl of cheesy chips and an alcoholic beverage. I felt like poop after all that hill walking.

Well after this walk, we headed back into town… I pulled a muscle, and I was determined not to walk anymore. (I got a bit moody… LOL! But surprisingly, the others didn’t say anything.) Thankfully we were on a bus route, so I took the bus, and the others walked to the town centre. The bus ride was fairly quick, and I know that I would have slowed everyone down if we rested (Mr Games agreed – LOL!).

Anyway, I managed to go into Wilko and buy some yarn whilst waiting for the group. It didn’t take them long…

Then it was homeward bound. Games, Sensible and Money were pooped out. HAH!

We somehow ended up eating in Bill’s Restaurant and Bar in Victoria. Games and Money ate the chicken burger… They didn’t think it was that great. Sensible ate the steak and eggs (I don’t think it was enough for him). And I had the mac n cheese – it was good stuff! Mr Sensible should have stuck to his original choice as the mac n cheese had enough cheese and bacon… Very filling!

Well, that concludes our “summer vacation”. I hope I get to go somewhere outside of the UK next year. My fingers are crossed… Let those vaccines commence!

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