Further Afield- Hastings

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So far, I’ve limited my ramblings here to Tunbridge Wells itself, but I hope it is not cheating too much for me to include the odd blog about some nearby places I love to return to. One of my favourite regular locations is Hastings, although those of you who know the place will recognise that already the picture above is a double cheat as it is taken at nearby Battle where the actual fight happened in 1066 and where they re-enact it every year on the anniversary.

Hastings itself is a really interesting seaside town which is very photogenic. Unlike its more famous and glamorous rival Brighton, it is very much a working fishing town still and has its own unique architecture of tall fisherman’s huts around the area called the Stade.

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The town does also try to do resort and like Brighton it has its own abandoned and recently burnt out pier:

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This can also be seen from one of the wonderful clifftop walks above the town:

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Down below, back in the town, the fishing attracts aggressive giant gulls:

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This last one looking like it might swoop down to attack the old funicular lift up to the cliffs:

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And then most of all I love those old boats:

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