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Lewes

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  • Day112

    Tunbridge Wells and on to London

    August 5, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Nice leisurely departure from Brighton. Had time to go down and take photos of the Pavillion and still get in a coffee. Life is good. This pretty little town had a delicious cake shop selling sandwiches chock full of food . Chose a cray with lettuce and mayo. Turned out to be shrimp but delicious anyway.

  • Day92

    Cuckmere Haven

    December 31, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    Big New Year's Eve training walk from Seven Sisters Country Park, through Friston Forest, Birling Gap, up and down the Seven Sisters in gale force winds and then an extra loop on the west side of Cuckmere Haven. Total - 18.07 km, 4 hours 20 mins, 448 m elevation - though it felt like more.

  • Day32

    Kingston - Lewes circular walk

    November 1, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    Spooky foggy walk with lots of elevation, slippery chalk and rubbish visibility which made navigating difficult - we did get lost a couple of times. It was also very mild and humid. Distance - 19.4 Km, 503 m elevation, 4 hours 38 mins. Eerie spider webs.

  • Day22

    Bissel Gehirnschmalz von Stephan

    June 16, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Auf Empfehlung entschied ich mich doch die Seven Sisters anzuschauen. Es war richtig so, denn das ist bisher das absolute Highlight nach 3 Wochen. Erst stand ich eine Stunde am Wasser, um den Wind zugenießen und mir nasse Schuhe zu holen. Dann bemerkte ich, dass der Wind noch viel atemberaubender auf den Klippen ist. Ich verharrte dort gute 2 1/2 Stunden. Hier ein bisschen, was mir so durch den Kopf ging ...

    Umso dichter du am Meer stehst, umso eher werden deine Schuhe nass. Wenn du doch nur wüsstest, dass es Ebene und Flut gibt und der Wind dir genauso gut 5 Meter entfernt vom Meer um die Ohren blasen kann, als wenn du direkt davor stehen würdest.

    Als ich mehr als 5 Meter entfernt war, besser gesagt auf den Klippen saß dachte ich wirklich an nichts dort oben. Jeder von uns will möglichst nah am Geschehen dran sein, möglichst nichts verpassen.
    Ich setzte mich seit Anfang meiner Reise unter Druck, ob ich möglichst viele Orte sehen sollte oder doch einfach mal öfter nichts machen und in der Hängematte liegen sollte. Es ist total Quatsch sich über so etwas eigentlich den Kopf zu zerbrechen, ich weiß, trotzdem mache ich es.
    Worauf will ich hinaus?
    Wenn man sich mal wirklich von seinen Problemen lösen will und wirklich Abstand zulässt, gibt es für alle Probleme jeweils eine Lösung. Eigentlich müsste keiner von uns Probleme haben. Nur solange jeder diese immer zulässt, kann meist direkt vor dem Meer aus keine Lösung gefunden werden. Man müsste die Sache nur mal mit gehörigen Abstand betrachten.
    Ich saß dort oben und dachte mir, diese 2 1/2 Stunden machen viel mehr her, als die Sehenswürdigkeiten der Städte der gesamten Südküste. Meine Lösung ist es, jeden Moment bewusster wahrzunehmen und nicht darauf zu konzentrieren, was noch dort und hier sein könnte an Sehenswürdigkeiten.

    Hatte eine interessante Begegnung im Hostel von Brighton. Eine Frau meinte zu mir, dass das Leben viel zu kurz sei zum Streiten und Ärgern. Ich glaube, sie hat damit vollkommen recht. Nur bestimmt jeder von uns selbst, wie weit er weg geht, um eine Lösung für jedes Problem zu finden.

    Ich glaube mitterweile habe ich das Reisen besser verstanden. Oft wird gesagt, Reisen verändert dich. Es sind jedoch nicht die Sehenswürdigkeiten oder die Städte die dich verändern, es sind einfach die Menschen mit ihren vielen unterschiedlichen Meinungen. Es ist unglaublich, was für Menschen ich bereits kennen gelernt habe, die mir echt in einigen Sachen einen Denkanstoß gegeben haben.

    Was ist das Outcome dieses Berichtes? Probiert euch manchmal weiter wegzusitzen. Der Wind bläst auch 100 Meter entfernt vom Meer noch um die Ohren, vielleicht sogar doller als ihr es gedacht hättet.
    Geht auf Reisen und lernt neue Leuten kennen, die eure Denkweisen zum Hinterfragen anregen.

    Ach ja, überings ich habe mir dort oben schön Hans Zimmer mit Time gegeben (Soundtrack Inception) und habe wirklich nicht viel nachgedacht, auch wenn das mittels diesem Beitrags vielleicht nicht ganz glaubhaft rüber kommt. Ich habe habe wirklich nur dort oben gegessen, den Wind genossen und an nichts gedacht.
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  • Day5

    Travel Day

    October 9, 2012 in the United Kingdom

    We said goodbye to Ireland today. I will return for a much longer visit. We had a short drive to the Kerry airport, where I proudly returned the car with no missing parts! (Albeit a few new scratches).

    Surprisingly, the flight from Ireland is considered domestic, so we didn't have to bother with immigration or customs. We were out the door in no time, grabbed a bus to get to the train to get to Lewes. A lovely little town, from whence the great thinker, Thomas Payne, came. Also, Lewes is called a transitional town. It is a communal effort to lower their carbon footprint. They make it very financially attractive to convert to alternative energy, transportation, etc. Amy showed us the plans for her new house, which will be a low carbon, high efficiency, water savings structure. In addition to the house, she is building guest accommodations and an education center to allow folks to stay in an energy efficient home, while learning about the numerous ways to lower their carbon footprint.

    We will be here for a couple of days and look forward to enjoying the view from a local.
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  • Day6

    A Day in Lewes

    October 10, 2012 in the United Kingdom

    It was nice to take it easy today. We slept in a bit, had nice conversation over morning tea, and took in the views of Lewes from Amy's hillside home. We didn't get out of the house until after 1pm. And that was to go eat!

    We corralled the dogs and walked down the hill to the Butternut Cafe. As Amy ordered for us, she asked that I decide where to sit: the main floor, outside, or downstairs. Before I got all the way down the stairs, I could see the lower level, which was open, airy, and empty. "Let's do downstairs," I reported and retreated back down the old stone stairway.

    The owner, a friend of Amys, came down to greet us. She was very pleasant and grateful for our compliments on the place. Amy pointed out to her that I had mentioned how warm I felt the dining area was, very inviting. The owner laughed and commented that their efforts were paying off but there was still a lot to do. Then, Amy explained that this area had been an unfinished basement, with damp walls, no light, and a general creepy feeling. When Claire, the owner, had asked Amy what she thought about remodeling the area, Amy wasn't sold. Specifically, her dog had been with her and the dog hardly wanted to go in and then wanted badly to get out. Not so inviting for a restaurant and an eternity to the warmth of the place now. Claire had vision and a lot of sage! She said she had been cleansing the area regularly. I politely said it must be working. She left us, and Amy leaned over to let us know someone had been murdered in the corner just behind us. Lovely.

    We finished lunch and set out for a walking tour of Lewes. We didn't get very far, when we checked the time and discovered there was only 20 minutes left before the shop stopped serving tea. Although comfortably stuffed, we went in for tea, scones, and clotted cream. Wow! I'm gonna be so plump when I get home. The clotted cream is milk one stage before butter. It is creamy, like melted chocolate, and yummy like butter. Throw a little jam on there and oo-la-la, it's culinary heaven!

    We finally got going into town around 5pm-a later start than we hoped! We strolled up some original cobblestone roads, down High Street (the main shopping area), and by the White Hart Hotel. The hotel is in disrepair, which is a pity. It is where Thomas Payne did some of his best work before coming to America. Maybe Americans should read his pamphlet "Common Sense" before the election. Just my opinion.

    Our other point stop was the memorial to the Protestants, who the Catholics burned at the stake. In the 1500's, the Protestants became martyrs to the cause, and another memorial, with each of their names is up by Amy's house. I'm planning to walk up there tomorrow.

    Coming up in another few weeks is the bonfire night. Each year huge celebrations are held on Nov 5 to celebrate the thwarting of the Gunpowder Plot. This was an attempt by the Catholics, in 1605, to blow up the House of Parliament. The plot was discovered and the offenders were later hanged, drawn, and quartered. Now, that's a bad day!

    We returned to the house and lounged for the rest of the night. Tomorrow were off to Stonehenge and Avebury.
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