Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Coastal Path in Paris – The Arc de Triomphe

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Arc de Triomphe.  We could see it from the Eiffel Tower on our first day.  More than anything else it looked rather large, dwarfing the buildings around it.  There is quite a lot in … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Paris – The Eiffel Tower

“What?  You’ve never been to Paris?” asked our incredulous friends.  We were tired of hearing this.  There was only one thing for it – a Eurostar booking later and we were on our way.  I suppose it is only natural that during … Continue reading

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48f – Hope Gap to Seaford

We walked away from Hope Gap, up the ice age valley and onto the cliffs that would take us over to Seaford.  Ahead of us and slightly inland, we saw a strange looking structure.  What was it?  The map told … Continue reading

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48e – Exceat Bridge to Hope Gap

Once we crossed Exceat Bridge, we walked down the west bank of the Cuckmere River and back to the coast.  At the mouth of the river we passed the Coastguard Cottages.  In a field just behind them stands a lonely memorial.  It remembers an … Continue reading

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48d – The Seven Sisters to Exceat Bridge

As we came over the last of the Seven Sisters, Haven Brow, Cuckmere Haven opened up before us.  It looked on the map as though we would have to walk a mile or so inland in order to cross the Cuckmere River.  … Continue reading

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48c – The Seven Sisters Part II

The Seven Sisters are a series of cliffs of about 2 miles in length.  In terms of their span, they are small.  In terms of the full coastline of Britain, which is what we intend to walk, they amount to less than … Continue reading

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48b – The Seven Sisters Part I

It is sometimes said that the Seven Sisters got their name because the land used to be owned by seven sisters.  Michel Dene, the first valley when walking from east to west, has a monument which suggests otherwise.  Its plaque states that Michel … Continue reading

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