Would you like to see where we stayed in Selsey? It was a very special place so mind your head as you join us!
This was the view from the window- we couldn't get much closer to the sea, unless we camped on the beach!
We only had one meal out, on the first night, as nothing could beat this view!
But the view and close proximity to the beach is not the best part of our accommodation. It has two very special and unusual features.
Do you remember reading my post last year here about my dream to live in a railway carriage well last week it came true, as you can see.........
Isn't it just fantastic? I found it on the internet and instantly fell in love with it! I have been looking forward to our holiday here since February.
Although we didn't need to use the wood burner it was still a lovely place to sit in the evening with a glass of wine and candle light, listening to the waves......
....... and then when it was completely dark retreating to the cosy lounge to read or listen to some music. (The acoustics in the carriage were really good.)
I thought of the carriage's former life on the London Brighton and South Coast railway line, maybe taking excited families down to the sea side for the day. It is a fitting way for them to spend their retirement, don't you think?
As I have mentioned in my previous railway carriage post after the 1st World War, railways were being amalgamated and there were many carriages surplus to requirements. At the same time there was a shortage of houses and the carriages were often given to soldiers to live in.
We were amazed how many houses we saw in Selsey that had been converted from railway carriages. We had fun spotting them all week and must have counted about 20 - above is just a small section!
Sesley has had 2 famous sons :-
Sir Patrick Moore the famous astronomer, broadcaster and author, who sadly died this year, lived in Selsey. The night sky there was so clear I wish I knew the name of all the stars.
We didn't need a desert island, we found our paradise here at Seabank!
Since returning home autumn seems have arrived too, there has been quite a nip in the air in the early mornings.
This weekend we have had an enjoyable time visiting 3 Eco homes which have been opened under the Heritage open days , did anyone else visit any interesting buildings this weekend? We saw many great ideas and were given lots of advice on how to live more substantially, which has given us food for thought.
Wishing you a happy week.