On Sunday we rose early for a trip to Sussex. Our first stop
was West Dean Gardens which nestles in the rolling Sussex Downs.
We enjoyed our picnic lunch in a peaceful spot with a flowing
stream, watching sheep grazing contentedly on a gentle slope on
the other side of the stream.
We then explored the varied features of the gardens,
including the Victorian glasshouses, the walled kitchen gardens
and surrealist tree sculptures. All of which made for a relaxed
and interesting walk.
You can visit the West Dean Gardens website
Next on our itinerary was Chichester. The central feature of
Chichester is the cathedral. We arrived while Evensong was in
progress, so we explored the small city's streets and shops
while we waited for the service to finish. Once inside the
cathedral we were able to appreciate its architecture and the
blend of old and modern art for which the cathedral is famous.
You can visit the Chichester cathedral website
Sunday was rounded off with dinner at the host families'
homes, with groups getting together to share the evening.