Saturday, 15 August 2015

The Seven Sisters Walk

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته and good day!

Last weekend, my friend asked me and my bestie to go for a walk at the seven sisters. More info can be found here The main walk actually consists of 22.3km (13.8 miles) that will take a total of 12 hours. However, because we haven't done a strenuous activity in such a long time (almost a year after our last walk in Kent), we decided to take the shorter walk around 6.2km instead.

We took a train from Victoria Station to Seaford (transit at Lewes) that took about an hour and a half. 

At the train station. You can hear the seagulls indicating we are near the seaside. Most of these people are going to the beach as well. One group were going to the same walk as we did.

The beach!! It's not that far from the train station. Less than 10 minutes walk. The Mortello Tower at the back there was the indicator for the start of our journey.

It was so nice to finally feel the fresh ocean breeze.

The beach is HUGE.

You can see a lot of people having a picnic with their families and friends. It's the summer! This is how we enjoy it. =D

These cute and colourful huts are for rent to those who want to store their stuff while having a picnic here. It's somewhat like a small room.

We walked towards the cliffs beside the beach.

The first few minutes of the walk wasn't that bad. The view was spectacular.

Look at that clear water. Makes you want to jump in.

This is the start of the 200ft climb. Fuh...burn all you fat! =P

Quite high right? haha...for the start, this is high enough.

Victory pose..This is after wiping all the sweats off our brows.

Looong way to go.

Along the way, you just have to stop to take pictures. So beautiful! SubhanaAllah.

Some of the edges are dangerous. These cliffs erodes from time to time.

The walking team minus my bestie. 

I just love this view.

From here onwards, the walk was downhill, so obviously it's easier.


Along the way, we saw some berries. We picked some and ate it. It was sweet!

Almost near the beach

This place is called the Hope Gap.

There's many people that went down to the beach to catch some mud crabs.

Breath taking right?

Near the beach, we saw these cottages. My friend said these exact cottage was actually in windows wallpaper, so I searched, and here it is.

Different angle.

As we arrived at the beach, my bestie had this crazy idea to walk on these rocks because she wanted to know how it feels. Those green stuff are actually seaweed/algae. It covers most of the rocks. It's gooey and squishy, making it difficult to walk on. The beach here are stoney, lots of pebbles. So it'll hurt if you take off your shoes. Now I know why the westerners usually have flip-flops when they go to the beach. I fell as it were slippery, giving a reason to soak after that. haha..

There were this stream-like water going towards the ocean, from somewhere. It's so clear that'll make you think it's a river. The water is salty, of course (I tasted it..=P)

We picked a spot next to the sea to have our lunch. Nyum3!!

After few dips in the water, we decided to walk back as it's almost 'Asr.

There's field where they make hay. I know how they make 'em now. huhu...

The walk towards the bus stop is about 2.5km only.

There's a pen of sheeps where you can actually enter. The boys decided they want to chase some sheeps. haha..silly.

At the train station, we rest while waiting for the train. This is a tropical fruit smoothie and a homemade lavender sorbet. Yup. It's made out of fresh lavender. It tastes refreshing. A bit like you're eating the aromatherapy oil. haha...but it's good. not in a bad way.

Definitely gonna do this again. 

Until next time..

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