Breaky Bottom Harvest
Saturday 6th October 2018
Helped out with the harvest at Breaky Bottom.
London October 2018
The view from my hotel room - early start this morning, and it looked a bit foggy!
Outside the White Hart Hotel - still pretty foggy!
I took the train from Lewes to Southease, and it was pretty foggy there too!
Walking through Southease - this pretty cluster of houses (including one thatched cottage) looked all the more picturesque in the fog.
Very foggy (possibly also a bit blurred).
It's a good job I'd done this walk before as visibility wasn't great!
A track leading into nothingness.
Reasuring South Downs Way sign.
The meridian line, nearing Breaky Bottom.
The entrance to the Breaky Bottom estate.
Delighted to be back here!
Sheep in the mist.
Pretty soon after arriving I was getting down to work!
Grapes going onto the trailer.
Here I am at work picking grapes.
Grapes shimmering with dew.
Me and Peter Hall, the owner / winemaker at Breaky Bottom - a delight to see him again!
Silly self portrait with some grapes.
Buckets of grapes.
Crates of grapes.
Heading in to lunch now.
Being nosey about the wines Peter had on his sideboard - happy to see he too is a GevCham fan!
Peter holding court at the end of the harvest lunch.
The new Breaky Bottom bottle design. I thought it looked rather smart.
A quick peek inside the winery before I had to head off back to the station.
Peter's house on the way out of Breaky Bottom.
Just like last time I was very sad to be leaving!
The fog had lifted now, but instead was replaced by rain...
The pumpkin fields again on the way back.
Was fairly drenched by the time I got back to Southease!
Had to get a rail replacement bus from Lewes to Three Bridges. On arrival at Three Bridges I took this photo, perhaps mainly to show the contrast with the rural idyll I had just come from.