Hello readers, new gallery time.
We recently had a weekend away to the lovely seaside town of Lyme Regis, for those who do not know where this is, it is in the county of Dorset nestled on the hillside of the so called Jurassic coast. This section of coast is famed for the amount of fossil remains found due to the geology of the surrounding rock. As can be seen in the picture adjacent, the fossil icons are used in all sorts of street furniture and other stuff, you just cannot get away form them!
On the way to Lyme, we decided to drive the coast road from Weymouth, this takes one on a steep climb towards Bridport, the views back towards Weymouth are stunning and more or less the whole length of Chesil beach is in view. Follow the link for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesil_Beach
Whilst in Lyme, we set ourselves a challenge of a long walk! We set out from the Cob at Lyme harbour and walked along the beach at low tide to Charmouth looking for fossils on the way. From here, our route was over the hills along the coast path, the first part of the path was missing due to cliff falls! Improvisation was needed! At the top of the first climb we made it back on to the coast path, this was then an gentle descent into a valley followed by a small climb and another descent in to a the abandoned hamlet of Stanton St Gabriel. The erosion of the coast has rendered the Hamlet uninhabitable, the National Trust look after what remains. Follow the link for more information: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/golden-cap/ The next stage was probably the toughest, the steep climb to the top of Golden Gap, the highest point on the Jurassic coast, it is about 190m above sea level and the views both east and west are magnificent and well worth the effort. The next phase was a steep descent in to the little seaside village of Seatown for a well deserved pint of ale in the Anchor, we arrived only to find the pub closed for refurbishment! A disappointment, nonetheless onwards to Chideock, for a delayed ale and to catch a bus back to Lyme. The whole walk was about 8 miles and all in glorious weather.
The images in the new work gallery hopefully give a flavour of our fabulous weekend and the links will give more detailed information of the stu
Bye for now.
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