Tag Archives: Dorset

St Michael the Archangel is looking down onto Lyme Regis

I am very easily side-tracked, it’s a personal failing I suspect rather than one that is peculiar to my industry! Having exhausted Google, I decided there was nothing better than some face-to-face or should that be face-to-museum-exhibit, to get the … Continue reading

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Monmouth Beach – the siege is over…for now

The siege over, people start to venture from their homes, Still a little nervous and some battle weary But all pleased to be out, away from the closed confines of sealed doors and sandbags. We had heard news of a new … Continue reading

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The Lighthouse Poole, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Heroes & Super Heroes…let the music play!

Have you been to a live music performance? Whether it’s Glastonbury or The Proms, Lady GaGa or Prince, there is something extra special in seeing it first hand, in the flesh, without ‘ducking’ or sound studio engineering (although I suspect some … Continue reading

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West Bay Storm – a poem

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The might of a hundred invisible hands pushing you, Their invisibility making them all the more threatening and dangerous; Not knowing quite which way they will push or pull, So best not stand too close to the edge Lest a … Continue reading

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The battle weary charm of Charmouth

I always battle with myself when choosing my favourite Jurassic coast beach, after all there are not only several to choose from but each has its own distinct attractive qualities and irresistible appeal; however whenever I visit Charmouth I say the … Continue reading

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Get away from it all on Brownsea Island

When I wrote about the boat trip to Brownsea Island, (the post can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/lu3tqs3 ) I refrained from taking you on a guided tour around the island itself, because I didn’t want to spoil it for you. But with the … Continue reading

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Lyme Regis; weddings in wellies & artists in the Baptist Church

Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis, so good I’ve named it twice and if you haven’t been recently, then don’t wait for a reason, just get in the car, bus or train (walk or bike for that matter) and go. I went … Continue reading

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Do the Geocache Walk; the cache & other treasures await.

Geocaching, “the free outdoor ‘real world’ treasure hunt” and once the domain of the privileged few who were experienced in the use of GPS systems (from their backpacking or boating expeditions), but since the rapid evolution of technology, is now enjoyed by people in their hundreds – … Continue reading

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The Ancient Whisperings of Dorset’s Lewesdon Hill. Shhh….it’s a secret.

The ancients were a wily lot who knew a thing or two about the safest place to inhabit although I cannot help but think they were also better equipped to deal with the high winds that seem to be a permanent feature … Continue reading

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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens had their usual Easter fun, but there is nothing ‘usual’ about the gardens.

When I first visited Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens, I felt like I was walking onto a film set, with a plantation house, unusual birds and exotic flora that you might expect to see in the tropics. The huge lush green fronds that hung loosely from the palm trees … Continue reading

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