We went to Bosham, near Chichester, which is the most wonderful little village. In the photo below you can see cars parked in front of the houses. They all have to move before high tide as the sea comes right up to the buildings and the road is covered in several feet of water.
How cool is that? Having to tie your boat up to the outside wall of your house - I dare say it's needed if you run out of milk at high tide and need to nip to the shops!
and we wandered a bit more absorbing the quaintness of this special place:
and admiring the boats:
There are the most stunning houses around the water's edge - I could live in any of them - and it is so peaceful there - it could be 40 years ago or more. Bosham is a real favourite with artists too as the light is so beautiful there.
We took a look around the Craft Centre in the village where I oohed and aahed over gorgeous new and vintage textiles. I didn't buy anything as I'm trying so hard to economise but it wasn't easy when I stumbled upon a basket of patchwork fabrics. I'm glad (I think) to say common sense prevailed.
I'm having a girlie day out with another friend tomorrow - off up to Salisbury to explore the Lakeland shop. We're on the lookout for preserving jars and heaven's knows what else :o)