Sunday, 6 November 2011

Lyme Regis

We’ve just had a few days holiday down in Dorset, Lyme Regis to be exact.  What a lovely place, even in November!  It is our dream to retire here, we love the coast here and the little towns and the space!

We stayed in a cottage towards the back of the town and followed a lovely walk down the river to the seafront

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Looking east from the Cobb:

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The beach to the west is where you might find fossils if you are lucky, it’s called the Jurassic Coast.

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And here’s what the harbour or Cobb looks like from above:

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The book ‘The French Lieutenants Woman’ by John Fowles is set here and I believe was filmed here.  This road leading down to the cobb is named after him.

We visited my friend Cynthia in Bridport and she took us up to Golden Cap, the highest place along the South Coast of England

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Here’s Cynthia with her mad dog Millie, who is just adorable at 10 months!  Merlin seemed a little bemused by her bounciness!

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Another thing we did was to follow the South Coast path west of Lyme Regis towards Seaton.  It was quite an arduous walk, with small higgledy piggledy paths, lots of ups and downs, tree roots everywhere and steep steps!  Luckily the walk was under trees and we were sheltered from the strong winds.

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And finally here’s the sun setting over Charmouth beach.  It was unbelievably early!  Fancy going on holiday after the clocks have gone back!  But we had quite good weather for November really, it wasn’t cold and we saw a fair bit of sunshine.  And I still love Lyme Regis even in November, so it must be the right place for us to retire to!

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Alison said...

What great pics Linda...glad you had such a lovely time!
Alison xx

Helen said...

Great photos (as always!) Linda, especially the last one. I love Lyme Regis, had a really great family holiday there years ago and remember it fondly.

Melissa said...

Wow, sounds like a fun get-away and your photos are lovely.

alexa said...

It looks idyllic, even in November! Lovely photos ... I can see why you would want to live there. :)

KraftyKaren said...

Stunning photos Linda - I am married to a Dorset boy and he still has yearnings to live back there. Sadly I am Sussex born and apart from three years when I had to live in Kent, have never lived anywhere else and can't ever see that changing.

Karen x

Shari said...

Looks like a fabulous time away Linda. Your photos really are lovely.