the Seven Sisters Cliff
Transportation: Train to Seaford Station, and then a 8-10mins walk would lead you to the seaside.
短暫的離開倫敦，來到英國人的度假勝地「布萊頓」找在當地唸碩士的同學。她的同學們推薦我，來到這兒一定要去Seven Sister. 找了一天，我們中午出發，搭幾十分鐘的火車到Seaford站，在當地超市買了簡單的午餐，開啟了這段一輩子不會忘記的旅程。 一到海邊看到這一片烏雲讓我們很緊張，希望它不要來掃興我們終於安排好的行程。照片遠方有看到很陡的坡嗎？ 這將是我們待會兒要永生難忘的坡！A short trip to 4 days trip to Brighton to visit my friend in University of Sussex. Her classmates recommend me I must go to the Seven Sister for my stop by here. We took off around noon time, grab food at one of the supermarket as we arrive at Seaford, and off we go! These black cloud hovering over us, really got us nervous, we don’t want our trip to be spoiled! (the far end is the cliff that we’ll be climbing, very steeeeeep!)
As we walk further, blue skys and these colorful beach cabins await us. These beach cabins were said to exist date back from Victorian Era, and have it in Australia, France, Italy and beaches in England as well. It’s shelter for the sun, wind, people’s belonging. Not sure if it’s for rent, or someone has bought the beach cabin for a session of time.
鳥覽海濱小城鎮。A view over the town.
這兒是我們要爬的岩壁，伸手不見盡頭在哪兒，直到我們爬到這峭壁的頂上才看得到接下來的路。就這樣我們開始這一趟− 「不知終點在哪兒的爬行」。 後來回去被大家笑翻，原來我們走的是最遠最費力的路，但是景色最好了。據說還有其他好走的路，道路較平緩。我想：塞翁失馬焉知非福，這一段旅程因為時間久，發生很多好笑的事也讓我們聊很多，這才是最珍貴的。
THIS is what we will be climbing, we can’t even see what’s at the other end, until we were over this cliff. No idea we knew what we were into, until it begins, and went long hours climbing. It’s said that we went the LONGEST and HARDEST way to see the Seven Sisters, but the BEST view. There are other ways with path much flatter, however I think I still like this, it’s fun feeling a bit lost and giggle the whole way through.
開始爬坡囉！Up we GO!
At last! The sparkling water of English Channel awaits us at the top!
Gosh, playing golf on top of the cliff? We bet if someone swing their golf too hard, bingo, the ball into the English Channel and off to France! It seems we are very near these golfers, wait until you see pics below, and then will realize we are actually very FAR from them, it took us a curvy 10-15mins walk to get to there.
看到大大的歡迎招牌，我們鬆了一大口氣，一直好怕我們走錯了路，反而越走越遠。從這兒我們已經可以看到經歷風吹雨打、海侵蝕的the Seven Sisters Cliff，心想：我們到了！便很開心的不停地擺pose與此木頭招牌拍照，誰知！這才是一切的開始！！！！！
Finally saw a sign indicating: we are on the right track. Whew……and all the climbing. We thought we were close to the destination as we saw the seven white cliffs that were being eroded by the wind and sea, and went so exciting taking pic with this sign, not until we realize……THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING!
An old man with his dog walking toward the path we came from. It seems such a lonely walk………
FINALLY these golfers were in sight. Can find in the far right that this golf course is actually bigger than what we have in mind, there is a great hill at the other end where they started, no idea where that is.
It’s a beautiful day and the water was at its perfect blue with yacht sailing.
And down we go! We thought it’ll be faster if we roll down the hill, haha.
Plenty of “Cliff Edge” sign, since its really dangerous, people may be so fond of the view and kept on walking toward it, and then……
Finally down the hill, we got to be close with the English Channel. HELLO FRANCE! Strong wind that day, i was koalaing that handrail since the water is seriously just down there if i get blew off, 5 stairs to be exact.
A great view walking toward the cliff, we have small hills on the left, the English Channel on the right, and finally did we see more and more people, also more chairs for people to relax. It’s the ultimate place to daydream, the wind blow, the smell of the sea, mother earth gifted this spectacular view.
終於看的了小沙岸，那兒才是爬the Seven Sisters Cliff 的起始點！（昏倒了）有力氣的人可以繼續爬！但因為我們途中發生了小插曲，讓我們不得不趕快回去，但是⋯⋯我們找不到可以走回去的路:( 好險朋友聰明伶俐的iphone及時解圍，找到一條通往停車場的小路。這事告訴我們：旅行時還是要有好手機，迷路時才有好幫手。
We finally saw the sand shore, which is the start of the Seven Sisters Cliff, and from there IF you still have the energy, can go conquer the rest of the 7 sisters. We have a small incident on the way, so we need to rush back…..uh….and we can’t find the way down. Good thing my friend goggle map with her iPhone (this tell me must have a good phone when traveling, very in handy when get lost), and found another path that may lead us to a parking lot.
這才是從小唱的Bah Bah Bah Sheep. THIS is what Bah Bah Bah Sheep is.
“We need a lifetime to tell us where we had left our foot prints; We need everyday’s hard work to tell us how far we can achieve.” I hope one day when I am at this time of my life, I can be with my besties chatting, giggling, and chilling over this amazing view.
想要來爬 the Seven Sisters Cliff 的人，我們走的路其實是最遠的，但最美的，因為可以從遠方眺望整個Seven Sisters Cliff 而非只能看到某幾個崖或斷斷續續的。來到布來頓不要忘了來附近爬山看the Seven Sisters 噢！ =)
When we got to the parking lot, there is actually no bus or any public transportation to get us off here. We hitchhike. Ha. I think this is when we go adventurous when traveling and to believe in stranger. A nice young couple from Poland took us down the hill and to the train station. Very thankful for their generosity to lend us a ride!
For those looking forward to climb the Seven Sisters Cliff. This one is the hard way, but with the best view of the sea, and the whole Seven Sisters Cliff(not missing any sister from the cliff, or only see parts of it). It’s a great adventure. Come along when stop by Brighton =)