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Green Man
Sunday 1st October 2006
Eastbourne - Beachy Head - Birling Gap - Seven Sisters - Exceat
6 miles

As Gill had missed out on seeing the wryneck when I went to Beachy head with Simon, we decided to go there again on the train to see if we could find it. We didn't! We did have a great view of a Peregrine though, which was soaring directly above us.
The weather was really windy up there and the air was full of foam from the sea which was being blown up and over the cliffs. Earlier that morning a tornado was seen just off the coast of Brighton.
So, as a birdwatching expedition it was quite uneventful. There were however hoards of fungi up there including many, many fairy rings.
Just before we caught the bus back to Eastbourne (yes, we were being very lazy) the heavens opened and a real monsoon storm started up. Luckily the bus turned up before we came close to drowning.

It was rough weather around the lighthouse today. 

You can't tell from this picture that the wind was strong enough to blow you off your feet.

It was a real festival of fungi up there.

Siamese twins.

We could see the deluge coming at us from across the sea. We had to dash for the bus.