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Monday, 4 July 2011

Lazy Sunday at the Beach!!

Well yesterday I had a fabulous day touring around the beautiful Dorset coastline with my friend Shayne.  It was my birthday day out and I chose to go to the beach!!  It was a stonking hot day so we were able to whizz around in the Aston with the roof down for the whole day!!

Dorset brings back lot of childhood memories and it's been a long time since I was able to visit it again properly.

We started off at Lulworth Cove - I spent many family holidays here.  I remember when there were rowing boats for hire and my dad took my brother and I out in one.  You could take it to the edge of the cove, it was lovely!!  Sadly the rowing boats have gone now and have been replaced by Kayaks which really aren't my cup of tea!!!  The beach at Lulworth is mainly large pebbles which are a nightmare to walk on and not so comfortable to sit on! 

It's really the scenary that I like there and the fact that the water is very calm and safe.  It is surrounded by white cliffs that seem to reflect the sun onto you, it's a real suntrap!!

We stayed for a few hours but it was just too hot!!!  We then decided to drive to Swanage.  We passed Corfe Castle on the way.  Not much left of it now but it looks quite something perched upon the hill.

Swanage has some lovely scenic views as well.  We didn't stop but just drove around for abit and I took a few photos.

From here we drove to Studland to catch the car ferry across to Sandbanks.  Look at the lovely view from the road that we had

The queue for the ferry was long so I reclined my seat and sunbathed!!  We got to nearly the front of the queue and the ferry was full again so we had to wait for it to come back.  My mad friend got hot and fed up and decided to go for a swim on the lovely Studland beach at the side of us!  We left the car in the queue and whilst he swam I took a few pics!!

Here's Shayne having a quick swim!!!

We then got on the car ferry over to Sandbanks.

There are some fabulous houses at Sandbanks. It's a beautiful place to live and if you have a beachfront property the views would be fantastic!

We didn't stop here though, just drove through and made our way to Poole where we stopped for some chips.  Shayne bought a little tub of cockles to eat after his chips and he put them on the back seat of the car - now bearing in mind we had the roof down and there were lots of seagulls showing an interest in the car, I'm sure you can imagine what happened!!  Yep - we got back to the car after eating our chips to find the complete tub had disappeared and seagull footprints on the back of the car! 

We then drove to Bournemouth and then onto Boscombe.  Boscombe has a fab beach and we will be going back to spend the whole day on this beach.  I didn't take any photos of this beach but I will do when we go back!!!

We finished off by driving back along the coast and up to Crewekerne where we popped in to see Greg, a very old friend of mine.

We drove back to Bristol with the roof still down but I was abit cold so had my jacket hood up and the seat heating on full!!!  The sunset very late and the sky was a beautiful colour.

  I had a fantastic day and a perfect end to my birthday weekend!!!


  1. What a fabulous day Angie! Fabulous day out for your birthday x

  2. Fantastic photos of what seems to be a totally brilliant day out. The sunset ones are amazing. xx

  3. how wonderful and love the pics xx

  4. glad you had such a nice birthday treat thanks for sharing your pics :)


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