We left Eastbourne yesterday morning for an excursion to Wales, although we’re taking a couple days getting there. I have enjoyed driving here in the south of England where the roads, though narrow, are always picturesque and the people pay attention to their driving, rather than trying to talk on the phone, text, eat, drink … Continue reading

White Cliffs

Everyone has heard of the white cliffs of Dover: the chalky, sheer cliffs that are an English icon. We’ll get there on this trip; possibly, tomorrow. But, it turns out that the most beautiful white cliffs along the southern coast of England are those right near where we’re staying. The formation is called the Seven … Continue reading

Beachy Head

After walking out on the Eastbourne Pier, we drove a little further down the coast to Beachy Head (I just love the place names here in England) where there are numerous hiking trails along the coast through farm and pasture land. It’s simply beautiful! From the top, we took a photo back toward Eastbourne. We … Continue reading


We landed at Heathrow Airport in London yesterday and were greeted by this guy. Imposter! No. Actually, this is Toby, our cab driver, who met us at Arrivals after we cleared UK Customs. Toby shuttled south us to Eastbourne, on the English Channel, a two hour drive. Our home exchange is a second floor condominium, … Continue reading