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  • Day2

    Poole - The Quays

    October 10, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Poole is a large coastal town in Dorset, well known for its natural harbour. We arrive there on the Purbeck Breezer bus from Corfe Castle village and embark on the Rotary Club Five Quays Walk.

    We walk through Baiter Park and arrive at the interesting Fisherman's Dock on Poole Harbour before proceeding along Poole Quay - lots of nice pubs here (two were visited later in the day). We walk along Great Quay, passing the Sea Music Sculpture, and walk onto the Twin Sails Bridge; we were lucky as it opened a little later and we saw why is named so from West Quay. Lifeboat Quay is the home of the RNLI College and Trainng Centre; there is incredible architecture and a beautiful memorial honouring all lifeboats men who have lost their lives (they are all named).Read more

  • Day4

    Sandbanks and Studland Bay

    October 12, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    We drive to Swanage and take the bus and then chain ferry to Sandbanks, a small peninsula on the end of a spit crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour: it is famed for being one of the most expensive places in the world for real estate. We walk on the beach and circle back via Panorama Avenue - Rick Stein's restaurant is on the junction next to Caff (their spelling) and an estate agent.

    We take the chain ferry back, about a 5 minute journey, and enjoy a view of Bournemouth in the distance. We start at the beginning of the South West Coast Path - of which the Jurassic Coast Walk forms part - and enjoy walking on the beach of Studland Bay; this section is extremely popular with dog walkers and people of a certain age!

    We reach Redend Point and have an excellent view of thecOld Harry Rocks. We also see the Dragon's Teeth - apparently Studland Bay was considered an invasion point during WWII and these are anti -tank fortifications. We also go into Fort Henry, an observation bunker overlooking the bay, on the route to Handfast Point and the Old Harry Rocks.
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  • Day2

    The best laid plans cancelled

    May 22 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    After a lovely cooked breakfast - full English for me and Avocado on toast for Lynette we set off to visit Montacute House. About 50m up the rouad the car gave a warning that a tyre was low in pressure. Seems like we picked upa small puncture when we hit a pothole yesterday afternoon. We inflated the tyre and drove into Dorchester to a tyre repaairer - they found the puncture but it couldnt be repaired as it was on the sidewall. So, we filled the tyre with "goo" to seal it and then drove to Mercedes to buy a replacement goo. Seems to be working ok, fingers crossed. After that lot we went to Bridport for a few hours - nice old town with a market and live music. We had lunch there and then went to West Bay on the coast where the sun cam out. yay! After that drove back to our pub. Off out tonight for a meal in a nice old thatched cottage.Read more

  • Day2

    Poole - The Old Town

    October 10, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    After lunch we follow the so-called Cockle Trail through Poole Old Town.

    We start at the Quayside and see the Custom House, a Grade II listed Georgian building now used as a restaurant. We walk up Thames Street, past many beautiful buildings and St James Church (closed), to reach the lovely West End House, built by a Newfoundland merchant. We go up Market Street to Guildhall, enjoying a new lease of life as a wedding venue. From here we double back down High Street, with its many old buildings, to Poole Museum. We see the Poole logboat, an Iron Age boat found in the harbour; the museum is extremely interesting and features local history.

    Later, we meet up with two old friends who moved to this area from Duxford six years ago. Beers and an excellent Indian dinner follow!
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  • Day163

    First Day Bournemouth

    March 31, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Einen Ort nach 12 Jahren wiederzusehen, ruft Erinnerungen auf. Das Gute daran: es waren hauptsächlich schöne. Deshalb sind wir wieder hier. Lukas, ein Freund aus München, den ich hier kennenlernte und ich. Den ersten Tag sind wir also viel gelaufen, unsere alten Wohnungen angeschaut, das College und der Beach.
    Natürlich kommt man hier um ein paar Dinge nicht herum. Darunter auch ein english breakfast und die amusementcenter.
    Den Abschluss des Tages genossen wir in einem wirklich hippen und leckeren Restaurant direkt gegenüber unseres Hotels.
    Bis bald
    Phil
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    Tobi's Reiseblog

    Spielhalle das wäre ja was für mich. 😊

    3/31/18Reply
    Tobi's Reiseblog

    🤣🤣

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  • Day3

    Dorset Day Trip

    May 19, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today was an early start as I was off to visit Amy and Spencer in Dorset, a seaside resort on the Southern Coast if England. It’s a 2 hour journey by coach from Victoria Coach Station. The country side is so green and lush. I arrived at Ringwood, a pretty little market village in Hampshire situated about 15mins from Amy’s home which is titled “Woodside” its in the county of Wigbeth, Horton.
    After a guided tour of Amy’s home and seeing all the current building works we were of to Poole Harbour which is a natural harbour on the coast for lunch at Rick Steins seafood restaurant in a town called Sandbanks. It was a lovely day all be it the little rain that fell late in the afternoon.
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  • Day59

    Be Still

    October 21, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    A cold and cloudy day today, I am preparing for a shock on Sunday evening.

    Today I went to Poole harbour and then to Brownsea island. The island is owned by the National Trust and is a sanctuary for the red squirrel and birds.

    I wandered around the island, the line of a hymn kept coming to mind "Be still in the presence of the Lord", as so often happens though I couldn't remember the rest.

    The autumn colours are so beautiful.
    Being still was what was required to see the wildlife. I think I also needed to just sit, listen and be still.

    I saw red squirrels, they are surprisingly noisy. The only reason I saw two of them is because I was looking for the bird that made the strange noise.
    I watched one run up a tree to the top branches and then jump or just walk to the top branches of the tree next door. It transferred across 4 or 5 trees, then climbed down and ran away.

    I also saw a deer, it seemed quite unconcerned about the people watching it.
    I heard lots of birds but only saw a few.

    I went down to the scout camp, this is where Lord Baden Powell held the first scout camp.
    Scouts from all over the world still camp there.

    The boat I planned on taking back to Poole either left early or didn't turn up, I wasn't sure so I sat in the freezing cold for half an hour to make sure I didn't miss the next. We went on a tour of the harbour before returning to the quay. The kids on board had obviously had enough as it was hard to hear the commentary over their noise.

    I went into Wareham before coming back to the the B&B.

    Photos
    Dorset countryside
    Border force boat -Poole is a busy harbour
    Brownsea island
    Heath on Brownsea island
    Deer
    Squirrel
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  • Day71

    Poole UK

    July 25, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We drove to Poole where Andrew and Jenny visited his elderly parents and we meet up with Tabitha and James Smith who were part of our YAS group at church. They took us to Rick Steins Restaurant for lunch which was an amazing meal then we wandered around the Poole main city centre and beach. Afterwards Judy went back to Littlehampton and I stayed overnight so I could see my cousins son Steven Dodd who is in rehab in Bournemouth recovering from major spinal injury from an accident. I then took train back east.Read more

  • Day1

    Arne

    February 1, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Royal Society for the Protection of Birds reserve at Arne

    Michael Gardner

    Lovely robin

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    Eo ire itum

    S/he's beautiful, and you've captured so much detail.

    3/3/20Reply
    Eo ire itum

    When we were kids, they would tell us that when the cows were laying down, it was going to rain.

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