Hello one and all....how has your week been? Good I hope. We spent a fabulous time in Dorset, OH we did have fun! I've realised today when I finally sat down to take a look at my photographs that I didn't take nearly as many as usual. But nevertheless, its been lovely for me to have a little play with them and remember the days we spent away.
I'm pushed for time today, and it's taken me an embarrassingly long time to mess around with mosaic-making this morning, so words will be brief....hope you enjoy a little visual summary of our five days away.....oh, and by the way, please do click on any of the images to pop them up and make them bigger.....
Holiday Flowers :: stunning displays outside pubs and tearooms, and natures wild flowers on the beach and riverside.
Holidayish Activity :: beach playing, kite flying, carousel riding, seagull watching, cafe and tearooom visiting, picnicing.
Coastal Appreciation :: driving the coast road between Bridport and Abbotsbury, stopping at this viewpoint to eat icecream and ooooh and aaaah at the view of Chesil Beach and the Fleet. Our destination was St Catherine's Chapel for a wonderful picnic lunch with views that take your breath away.
Dorset Countryside :: in full Summer swing, it was truly beautiful.
Dorset Beaches :: we visited all of our favourite beaches, at various times of day, for paddling, picnicking, tea drinking, strolling, beachcombing and gernerally lazing around.
Carnival Time :: Bridport was in Party Mood at the weekend, with the busy streets all decked out with bunting flags in preparation for the annual carnival. We missed the procession as Little Lady was unwell that day, but we did make it down to West Bay the following night for the "Torchlight Procession". This is where hundreds of people walk the 2 miles from Bridport town to the beach at West bay, carrying wax torches. There are marching bands and much jollity as the procession winds it's way to the sea, with a huge bonfire being lit on the beach when the hundreds of burning torches arrive. Then at 10.30pm, a spectacular firework display from the end of the pier. Memorable and fun.
Day to Night :: One of our favourite things to do on a clear evening is to go down to Eype beach to witness the close of day. We take a flask of hot tea, chocolate biscuits and plenty of blankets, and watch as the sky changes from day to night and the first stars appear. Magical.
Hope you enjoyed that little peek at our week...sorry I don't have time to elaborate more. Right now I need to go and attend to the business of making clean all the dirty post-holiday clothes as we are off again tomorrow and have nothing whatsoever to wear.
Yes, tomorrow we are heading off for another week of coastal fun and frolics, up north to our beloved Northumberland this time.....see you when I get back.