The need for the group to maintain a certain walking pace though is incompatible with observing and photographing nature, which is what I do.
There is a fix.
On this day, the charming folk of Mid Sussex Ramblers met in East Dean and off we set on an eight miles walk. I was able to enjoy their company and take time to photograph by early on declaring my "departure" from the walk releasing the back marker and leader of any pressure or responsibly to look out for or wait for me. To continue to enjoy their company it was simply necessary to jog up and down the hills to catch up from time to time.
Furthermore, the highly professional leader Yvonne was informed that I would leave the walk half way and explore the overflown Cuckmere river valley on my own.
With this tenuous link to the walk here are some pic's.
|Glamour shoot overlooking Beachy Head|
|The descent towards Birling Gap|
|Part of the Seven Sisters with Seaford Head in the distance.|
|A Raven right near the cliff edge, centre left in this pic..|
Well behind now after admiring the Raven https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/raven/ there was some strenuous running to do.
Note to my boys: Youngest son Samuel, please note that decades ago your brothers and I
walked this with you asleep in a baby buggy pushchair when you were two years old.
https://www.belletout.co.uk/ which was featured in the TV drama https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04mlzdl
|A zoomed picture: the group was a long way ahead.|
|Juvenile Dunnock, not a Juvenile Stonechat.|
My thanks to Dr Ernest Garcia for the correction.