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  • Day140

    Beaches of Sand, Pebbles & Rocks

    October 24, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Over the last few days we have covered quite a bit of the coastline travelling from Penzance to Brighton.
    Stops along the way included Torquay, its coastline nicknamed the English Riviera, Lyme Regis, nicknamed "The Pearl of Dorset" and noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, and West Bay (Jurassic Coast), which was the location for the UK tv series Broadbeach. The beaches are diverse and unique from one to the next along this part of the coastline - some have tiny pebbles, others larger rocks and others again varying shades and grades of sand, some beaches having all three.Read more

  • Day40

    Looe to Weymouth

    October 10 in the United Kingdom

    We sadly left Looe this morning after one last walk around town. Our drive to Weymouth was beautiful especially as it was the sunniest day yet- not a cloud in the sky all day and very warm. It was the loveliest drive mainly through bush and trees on minor motorways. We made a stop for a coffee and one last scone at a lovely cafe in Honiton, an old fashioned town with some lovely wee gift shops and a market on the side of the road. Not far from there we came across a huge stretch of beach. We parked and wandered down a track to the pebble beach where several fishermen were set up. The beach was a long stretch of coast and it was a beautiful sight. Weymouth was not far from there but it was 3 pm by the time we pulled in at our apartment which is at the bottom of a very large house. We are surrounded by large beautiful manor houses, some 5 storeys. It seems a very affluent area. We immediately set off in search for food and thankfully the town centre was only a 15 minute walk and it took no time to find a lovely pub and some nice snacks to eat. This town is also set around a harbour but seems spacious and less old. There are many tourist shops and the usual amusement arcades that go with British seaside towns. However it seems very quiet and relaxed and we enjoyed walking around. We finally headed back to the apartment to get sorted for tomorrow and then we walked back into town (18 000 steps today!) for dinner at an interesting old pub where we had the best fish and chips and mushy peas of the trip. We returned at 9 thinking about our departure tomorrow.Read more

  • Day30

    Bye Bye Bournemouth ....

    September 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Die Vielfalt der Biersorten in unserem Lieblingspub "Mary Shelley" kann nur durch die Vielfalt der tollen Menschen verschiedener Länder getopt werden - vielen Dank für die tollen gemeinsamem Stunden im Pub, der Schule und @home!

    Brasilien+Spanien+Frankreich+Portugal+Schweden+Tschechische Republik+Slowakei+England+Deutschland+uvw.Read more

  • Day28

    Nebensaison...calm down!

    September 7, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Einmal am Meer leben...das hab ich nun! Im Sommer ist der Strand voll und das Wetter gut - und in der Nebensaison der Strand leer und das Wetter lässt zu wünschen übrig :) Also als kleine Motivation da draußen, irgendwas ist immer!

    Ich genieße die letzten Tage in Bournemouth.

  • Day223

    Lyme Regis

    April 5 in the United Kingdom

    Woah! Wer hätte das gedacht! Was für eine Überraschung! ... okay, das funktioniert nicht - Versuch war es wehrt.
    Nachdem ich Barrington Court besucht habe, bin ich weiter gefahren nach Lyme Regis. Vor fast zehn (... ich weiß nicht mehr ob neun oder acht... deswegen fast zehn...) Jahren war ich schon mal mit meiner Familie in Lyme Regis. Ein paar Sachen wirkten fast bekannt, aber aufregend war das ganze trotzdem!
    Meine erste Station in Lyme Regis, nachdem ich erfolgreich, trotz steilen Straßen (und das sagt glaub ich nicht nur die Ostfriesin in mir!), einen Parkplatz für Toto gefunden habe, war ‚The Cobb‘. Eine Mauer die als Strandschutz ins Meer ragt. Oben drauf hab ich ein Kapitel gelesen und bin dann am Strand entlang gelaufen mit einer Tüte Süßkartoffel Pommes mit Ziegenkäse. Das war echt lecker und das Wetter war gut - ich war glücklich! Ich bin wirklich nicht extrem weit gelaufen, aber genossen hab ich das trotzdem.
    Nach dem Spaziergang hab ich bei Costa einen Cappuchino und in einem anderen Café einen Carrot Cake gekauft, was ich wieder mit zum Strand genommen habe. Da saß ich dann und hab beim Essen gelesen.
    Bevor ich wieder gefahren bin, bin ich nochmal zum Cobb gelaufen. Besonders toll finde ich den, weil er in ‚Persuasion‘ mehrmals vorkommt. Weil da das Wetter nicht gut ist, hab ich auch das Bild genommen mit dem grauen Himmel - der Winkel ist auch besser, aber das Wetter spielt auch eine Rolle!
    Ziemlich bald hab ich mich dann von Lyme Regis verabschiedet und bin zurück nach Shepton Mallet gefahren.
    Hier hab ich vorm, beim und nach dem Essen viel mit Zsuzsanna geredet. Ich hatte einen rundum schönen Tag, der mich dann doch auch ziemlich müde gemacht hat.
    Ich hoffe, ihr konntet euren Tag auch genießen! Jetzt von mir erst einmal gute Nacht und bis morgen! (Dass das dann keine vier Footprints werden, kann ich versprechen!)
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  • Day27

    Wimborne Minster Model Village

    August 27 in the United Kingdom

    So it’s 1951 and you decide to build a 1/10 model of your town.
    By the 80’s people don’t see it as the cutting edge of entertainment anymore and it’s pretty well derelict.
    They sell the land from underneath you, what do you do?
    You get someone rich to give you a field and you move it bit by bit and reopen in 1991. You cut it up with an angle grinder and hope you bring all the bits.
    Still not the cutting edge of entertainment but has a certain charm. We liked it.
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  • Day26

    Horton Inn or a refuge from drawning

    August 26 in the United Kingdom

    Terrible drive in rain to the very dry Horton Inn.

    The Horton is in the middle of nowwhere but is a great palce at a reasonable price.

    Originally they only had a twin but the nice people have found us a double with a bathroom the size of the Granny Flat.

    We wouldn’t have cared if we slept in the carpark.

    The drive from Salisbury was pretty horrendous with a lot of water on the roads and a few fords.

    Warm and dry and Mark had a drink straight away.

    Bernadette was very brave through the entire experience calling out local flooding and approaching tidalwaves.

    Tomorrow WILL BE DRY.
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  • Day28

    Lulworth Cove

    August 28 in the United Kingdom

    World Heritage Jurassic coast.
    Great spot, blue and green sea, not a wave to be seen.
    Beach gives you all you could want, shingle, sand, rocks, more rocks, smaller rocks.
    Terrific bay, fishing boats, cliffs, three types of folded rocks.
    People jumping into cold water, dressed for the Arctic.

    Many intrepid walkers headed along the coast, we watched them go.Read more

  • Day27

    Kingston Lacy House

    August 27 in the United Kingdom

    Excessive drive of 5 miles and we reached a National Trust property called Kingston Lacey.
    Built in the Palladian Style think big, straight and very impressive.
    Everyone is out and about after yesterday’s rain. Last day of long weekend and lots of caravans going home early to dry off.

    Another terrific house, million pounds art collection and 16,000 acres of land. This helps make a National Trust one of UK largest private landowners.

    Estate has garden the size of a postcode and extends down to coast including Corfe Castle. (Will see that tomorrow).
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Dorset, DOR, Dorsæte, دورست, Дорсет, דורסט, डॉर्सेट, ドーセット, 도싯 주, Dorcestria, Grofschaft Dorset, Dorsetas, Dorseta, ഡോർസെറ്റ്, ڈورسٹ, ดอร์เซต, דארסעט, 多實郡, 多塞特郡

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