We have just spent a week's holiday by the sea in West Sussex. The weather was amazing - so warm and we were located right beside the beach. Returning home I am already missing the sound of the waves crashing on the beach......
The beach was almost empty compared with what we are used to down in Weymouth.
and walked up to Smugglers Lane and along a peaceful country road until we reached the village of Bosham.
The road floods at high tide and then the only traffic jams are caused by swans or ducks.....
Many of the old houses buildings are built using local materials of flint, so different to Dorset
We also had a lovely walk along the Chichester canal which was very peaceful with just moorhens, coots and butterflies for company.
At the end of Selsey beach is Pagham nature reserve.
Fisherman still operate from the beaches at Selsey and Pagham. The crab and lobster caught by
Selsey fisherman is very popular.
Daisy enjoyed her break too.
Selsey has had it's own lifeboat, since 1861. It also has a small RNLI museum where we met one of the wonderful volunteers who had been a lifeboat man when he was younger. It was fascinating hearing his tales of the lifeboats and some of the incredible rescues that had been made. I admire all of those who risk their lives to save others.
I saw a few sunrises too - these pictures are among my favourites!
The best part for us was the accommodation we stayed in which was very usual, but that will have to wait until next time!