First visit to Cuckmere Haven

I’ve been staying in Brighton both as a birthday holiday treat and to gather information and inspiration for my Tidelines project. Yesterday I revisited my old haunts along the coast from Brighton to Rottingdene, but today I visited the first of my “new” sites, Cuckmere Haven.

I chose Cuckmere Haven because I read an article about it in a newspaper where the author clearly felt it was a hidden gem. Perhaps they felt the same way about the place that I do about my special beaches and so that would give me an additional way to look at the place maybe. Of course there is the iconic backdrop of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head behind so it was ripe

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Trip to Brighton and Cuckmere Haven planned

I am pleased to be progressing with my work on the Tidelines theme and I have been in the studio the first three days of this week working on some pieces about chaos and control (my favourite theme!) inspired by Holkham and the ever unique interplay between sand, tide and wind (with a bit of Cogden thrown in).

Now I am looking forward to a few days in Brighton, with a trip to Cuckmere Haven. This few days away is my birthday treat from Sally and we will meet up there with my daughter, who shares my birthday and is exactly half my age this year.

This trip will mean I can revisit one of my important seaside places of

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I think I have chosen one of my new sites

I think I have chosen one of my “new” sites, Cuckmere Haven, Sussex. It is right under the Seven Sisters and somehow I have missed that section of coast from Beachy Head to Seahaven. To be honest I have not really “done” Newhaven and barely explored Eastbourne either. So, it’s a dramatic section of coast not far from one of my “old” sites so I can compare and contrast!

I am also seriously considering the Kent coast for another site. There are places I have not visited and it will be an interesting comparison to the Essex coast.