So, I have taken up (sporadic) sea swimming. Here are my tips for basic survival and how to reap that magic from the experience.
1. Choose a sandy base to enter and exit the sea. If this option is not available then make sure you have some shoes to get you close to where you want to be. Swimming shoes are never the best way to go (trickier movement) unless you get some of those ‘Man from Atlantis’ webbed toe shoes. Then you are a professional. Read more
Great excitement amongst all @lymeregis.
There is a new sea wall, a useful coastline protection that doubles up as a rather lovely walk from town beach, east towards Charmouth.
Perfect fishing spot… Read more
Sunday was the most beautiful day in a while and Lyme, as always, had its own special ambience a’ happenin’.
Out at sea were the Gig Clubs 3 boats; Rebel, Black Ven and Tempest, all made by local boatbuilder Gail McGarva. Looking splendid. Read more
A gloomy, grey and damp Autumnal day yet Hix was light, welcoming and warm, with charming service as always. This morning it hosted an Artsfest workshop run by author and journalist Maria McCarthy. Read more
Boy that was a bright vision, the keepers needed sunglasses just to get close for feeding time. Such a fantastic sight en masse….the swans new feathers had just grown in. Read more
Food does Rock, especially when Hix are involved…from the 7th – 9th September at various Lyme Regis locations, expect talks, cooking demos, kids activities and tastings from Superchefs and foodies such as Jack Stein, Angela Hartnett, Mitch Tonx, Mat Follas and the Don himself, Mark Hix. Read more
If the sun keeps shining, the Trill Summer Festival will be the festival of ones dreams , or my dreams, at least, this year. Beautiful setting, freedom to roam, swim, build fires and generally get a hippy festival vibe and still maintain your creature comforts . Read more
Dorset Art fair this weekend offers a one stop cultural fest. Artists from all over Dorset have come together in Kingston Maurward House. Contemporary Art, Design, Media and Making including installation, sculpture, photography, furniture, film from well known and established makers as well as student and graduate work. Read more
I used to love cycling but my arrival to the Jurassic Coast put a hold on that, the extremely hilly landscape seems suited mainly to the Bradley Wiggins types. I need to man up. Or do I? Marshwood Trails vows to get you back in the saddle. Read more
How come its always sunny on Broadchurch aka West Bay? I really don’t remember when it was dry for so many days in a row but its TV, so of course it must be true.
The sun was out, brilliantly, on Saturday morning. Read more