Here Comes Summer

OK, well not quite. Still this was the sunniest weekend of the year so far so I headed down to Hastings for the day.


Although it was sunny, it was no day for sitting on the beach – there was an icy wind blowing.

I noticed that the East Cliff funicular railway is due to re-open this month after being closed for a long while – I’ll have to make a return visit as I don’t think I have ever been up in it.

Sadly, the pier remains closed and in the ownership of a disinterested offshore company. Hopefully it won’t suffer the same fate as the West Pier in Brighton.

After visiting Hastings I made a brief stop in Battle.

Battle Abbey

A pretty village, steeped in history, there is a walk that takes you around the battlefield and to Battle Abbey.