When we, us Africans down South, think of England, we’re likely to conjure up images of grey and cold days in our mind. Like, really cold. I mean, right now the temperate is only 29 degrees in London and yet people are being encouraged to stay indoors during the “heat wave”. Softies! Although, let’s be honest… When we say it’s cold down here, they probably think of us as the softies. I’m always fascinated by seaside shots of the UK, I forget that they are some ocean surrounding them.
I recently came across a place called Beachy Head. It’s an incredible stretch of shoreline, a chalk headline in Southern England, close to the town of Eastbourne in the country of East Sussex, immediately east of the Seven Sisters, more of the chalky terrain that lines the coast. The cliff at Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres above sea level.
And how is this for a crazy fact… There are at least 20 deaths a year at Beachy Head as it’s height has made it a notorious suicide spot. Gulp!
I really want to go here one day.
Do you have a place where you’re dying to visit?