Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


The river Cuckmere was in flood yesterday, but Alfriston hugs the valley wall for safety and the church sits on a flint-walled mound because our ancestors weren't fools and didn't chase a quick profit by building on flood plains. Driving through the village- where the street is so narrow that it only admits one stream of traffic at a time- we got stuck behind a bin lorry that was going slowly about its business and claustrophobia set in. If that hadn't happened we might have stopped there for lunch. Instead we went on to Firle.

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