Hello everyone! We had an awesome time last weekend at some beaches in Southern England. Our first stop was Hastings, where William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066, during the Battle of Hastings. We couldn't find any museums, but it was cool to see where the battle took place. Below is a photo of the beach at Hastings, with a pier on the left.
After Hastings, stop number 2 was Eastbourne. At Eastbourne, we hiked along some cliffs to a place called Beachy Head. But these aren't any ordinary cliffs, these are Britain's highest chalk cliffs, at over 500 feet. That's almost twice as high as we went on St. Paul's Cathedral. They were pretty impressive.
After the chalk cliffs, we went to the beach to see an amazing fireworks display,parade, and bonfire, put on by the Eastbourne Bonfire Society. The Eastbourne Bonfire Society is a society in Eastbourne which has an interest in cultural and historical roots, and they put on celebrations and parades. The biggest of which is November 5, or Guy Fawkes night, the night in which he was caught trying to blow up parliament. It was the biggest bonfire and one of the biggest fireworks displays I have ever seen. Eastbourne was incredible!
The next day, we went to stop number 3: Brighton. In Brighton we went on a really cool pier with 2 really cool arcades, and a mini amusement park.You also get good views of the English Channel. The picture below is of the pier, which we went on.
After the Pavilion we went to the Lanes, which is a ton of tiny lanes with lots of shops. After the Lanes, we had lunch at a fish and chips shop, which was delicious. Then we walked along the shore of Brighton, which was really nice. Since we had so much fun in Hastings, Eastbourne, and Brighton, I'd say this trip has been EXCELLENT!
SIDENOTE: WE HAVE A VERY AWESOME AUNTIE TRACY. SHE WENT ON THIS TRIP WITH US AND IT WAS... CRAZY, BUT EXCELLENT!