During our Saturday afternoon leisure time at our house church weekend away, Alan and I decided to visit Beachy Head.
It was so bitterly cold nobody else was interested in walking in such a cold windy spot but it seemed an ideal time to capture a very different atmosphere to what one would experience during the Summer months.
So here we are looking down on the town of Eastbourne with the sun lighting up the town amidst the Winter haze.
and yes, it was cold with an icy wind and it was almost unbearable to use my camera but I was determined to not let it beat me completely
Here we see Alan reading the following
Beachy Head is a great beauty spot and popular with walkers but with it's towering chalk cliffs and a drop of between 500 and 600 feet at this point it is also a very well known suicide scene
There is a local Chaplaincy team and they were called to 7 incidents during the week we were there
The following week there were 20 incidents and 7 people were rescued and sadly one body was recovered that week by the coastguards.
Alan and I plus a few people who were standing near to us were very concerned about the person we can see from here. Before I got my camera out he was leaning over with his hands in the air
Then 3 people show up and he walks away
Such a disturbing scene as I was capturing the sun on the water
He may just have been fooling around, we will never know
Turning to face the other direction amazing to see how the scene changes as the late afternoon sun bathes the cliffs in light
and then it is time to return
I would have loved to stay and take some sunset photos but we are freezing and it is a while off sunset yet