On Sunday afternoon Sean and I jumped in the car and drove to Seaford, to walk up over Seaford Head and along the cliffs past Hope Gap and down to Cuckmere Haven. Since it was already late-ish in the day for a November afternoon, the light had completely changed by the time we arrived at Cuckmere Haven so I didn’t manage to get any shots of the iconic Seven Sisters, but I did get this one of Seaford Head just after we arrived. It’s taken from the much smaller cliff that juts out immediately before Seaford Head itself.
The amazing thing about these cliffs is that they change colour depending on the light — from a very pale cream (they never appear white to me) to yellow, orange and pink — and the time of day. Since this was not long before sunset the light was soft and warm, bringing out the yellows in the chalk.
Once at Cuckmere we sat on a bench beside the (also iconic) coastguard cottages while the sun set behind us. By the time we set off back to Seaford it was dark enough to pull out our flashlights, just to make sure we didn’t step in a rabbit hole or trip over a mole hill or suchlike. With the crescent moon rising it was a lovely, if somewhat cold, walk back.