We wanted to stop at Seaford and found a car park very close to the Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club where we had sailed our Fireball ‘Thor’ back in the late 1960’s. It had changed quite a lot since those days as they now have a new Clubhouse …
instead of the shack that we’d used and there is a new ramp for the boats from the dinghy park to the beach. After lunch we went over to watch the start of the afternoon race and got chatting with a chap who knew Dave Long our ex fleet captain who is now living in Norfolk and sailing regularly on Hickling Broad! Small world!
It was now just a small hop to the campsite at Sheepcote Valley – well it should have been if we hadn’t missed the road and ended up driving around the Whitehawk estate! We found it in the end though and parked up for a cuppa and a rest.
We’d arranged to meet my cousin Peter at a pub at Saltdean so we drove over and accosted some chap in the car park who turned out not to be him! The last time I’d met Peter was when I was about seven years old so I had no idea what he looked like! We met up though and had a great time chatting about the family with him and his wife Jan and we’re determined to come back some time soon and have a big family get-together. It was then back to the site for a meal and to see a fox walking about the site as bold as brass. Unfortunately it was now dark and I didn’t get a photo of it.