On the south coast between Hastings and Eastbourne is the small town of Bexhill-on-Sea, where Brian’s parents live. It’s a lovely seaside community with miles and miles of rocky shores to walk, and miles and miles of country farmlands and walking paths to traipse across. A couple of days after I arrive he takes me on a cross country walk toward the village of Crowhurst. But it turns out that a major road project blocks some of our route so we settle for a five mile loop on farmlands before coming back into town. It’s a gorgeous day and a beautiful place for a walk.