I had the good fortune to take a journey to the seaside town of East Dean
You can read more about my day at Collage of Life.
It was spectacular!
More importantly, the day began here...
at Frith and Little cafe and deli
It is a wonderful spot with the most delicious sandwiches.
I pre-ordered my picnic lunch and they had it waiting for me when I arrived.
I also spied this book
52 Weekends by the Sea
by Brigid Benson and Craig Easton
and knew at first glance that I had to have it.
I think Rick Stein says it best in the Foreword:
Craig's work seems to constitute one of the finest collections of photography as art; all his pictures have a sort of mesmerising quality, which in the case of our pictures of the people and scenes of Padstow create an unforgettable atmosphere of our lovely part of the country. His photographs in 52 Weekends by the Sea do the same thing for some of the most beautiful and interesting parts of coastal Britain. Brigid writes with warmth and appreciation of communities that she knows and loves, and she inspires us to explore them.
All and all it was a great day.
I don't think it get's any better than that!
Image 1 and 4-7 ~ The Independent
Images 2 and 3 ~ me