One of the things I've thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas apart from the usual family festivities is the time to get out and about with the dog and appreciate our stunning surroundings in daylight.
There are few places I know that can offer the combination of rolling green and pleasant downland with coastal sea views in the way Eastbourne does.
Whilst I've worked around Kent and Sussex in a variety of places, I've lived in Eastbourne all my life and I never tire of our picturesque landscape so I thought that it would be a good thing to share some of the views I've enjoyed this week with my Twitter followers and Facebook friends.
So whether you live local or have never been to Eastbourne, I urge you to dust off the cobwebs, take a lungful of fresh sea air and enjoy a visit to Eastbourne.
Looking towards Belle Tout Lighthouse from Birling Gap
Beachy Head Lighthouse
Eastbourne Downland (from Beachy Head to Birling Gap & the Sevensisters)
The Gateway to the South Downs National Park
Martello Tower at Sovereign Harbour North
Sovereign Harbour Mouth
North Harbour Beaches with views to Pevensey Bay and Bexhill-on-Sea
Wild Ponies grazing up at Birling Gap until February 2013
Looking down on Birling Gap and on towards the Sevensisters
Belle Tout Lighthouse