I haven't been able further explore the Jurasic Coast so far (see previous post).
As an interlude I decided to voyage from Rye to Hastings. The navigation is simple; follow the coast and keep clear of ledges close to the shore.
I regard Rye as a proxy home port for PicoMicroYacht. This is because Full Throttle Boat Charters is based there, and they provided the backup for the PicoMicroYacht English Channel crossing.
Walking through Rye Port, I saw the rib that accompanied me, tucked into a boat park. I paid homage by sneaking a photograph.
PicoMicroYacht was then launched and drifted away from the slipway.
Just before the cliffs is a beach called Pett level. The beach and nearby cliffs provided a backdrop for David Bowie's 'Ashes to Ashes' video.
I quickly moved on, reaching Old Hastings in less than an hour. Here the fishing boat are hauled up on the beach, looking even more scenic from the sea.
The tide and wind continued to push me on and I overshot Hastings to reach St Leonards on Sea.
A convenient small reef calmed the sea and created a lagoon, making it easier to land without swamping.
It was directed by David Mallett and David Bowie in 1980. It used stunning visual effects that relied just on camera settings and filters. As well as the sea, beach and cliffs, the video includes a large yellow digger that happened to be at Pett Level when they were filming. They don't make pop videos like that anymore.