TV5396 : Looking east along the Seven Sisters, in a sea mist

taken 26 years ago, near to Birling Gap, East Sussex, Great Britain

Looking east along the Seven Sisters, in a sea mist
Looking east along the Seven Sisters, in a sea mist
A hot day in early July; nonetheless, a thick sea-mist was rolling in over the cliffs. A mile or so inland it was a clear day, but here the combination of heat and humidity made for a trying few miles along the cliffs.
See TV5099 : View across Cuckmere Haven to the Seven Sisters, from the edge of Seaford for a view towards the sea from outside the mist.
The white marks on the left of the photo are scars worn into the chalk by footsteps.
Seven Sisters
Forming part of the South Downs on the South Coast, the Seven Sisters are a stunning series of white chalk cliffs between Cuckmere Haven and Birling Gap. They are the remnants of dry valleys in the chalk downs, which are gradually being eroded by the sea... Read more at Wikipedia LinkExternal link
South Downs
The South Downs is one of the four areas of chalk downland in southern England. They extend from the eastern side of Hampshire through Sussex, culminating in the cliffs at Beachy Head.
The South Downs is England's newest National Park, its designation taking effect on March 31, 2010. There are many Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the park.
The area is relatively unpopulated, although along its southern periphery there is an almost uninterrupted ribbon of seaside towns. It is extremely popular with walkers, having one principal long distance footpath, the South Downs Way, and many interconnecting ones. There are three principal gaps in the upland through which rivers flow; and there are also many dry valleys along its length.
The South Downs have a long history; there are archaeological remains from Neolithic times. Until the middle of the 20th century, sheep-rearing was the main occupation of those living on the Downs.

At 886ft, Butser Hill is the highest point of the South Downs.

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South Downs Way
The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath in Southern England and is one of Britain's National Trails. It runs for around 100 miles from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in Sussex, with a small loop around Eastbourne. The South Downs Way passes through the South Downs, a beautiful area which is now a National Park. The path mainly follows old routes and droveways along the Chalk escarpment. The majority of the path is a bridleway and so can be used by horse-riders and cyclists too.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 July, 1993   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Beachy Head 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 538 967 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:44.9873N 0:10.7792E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 533 969
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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