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Magical Cogden

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Even though I live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, at times it can feel a little claustraphobic and the desire to ‘escape’ within my immediate periphery seeps in. Sometimes a jaunt around the back streets of Bridport can do the trick but if I want to properly ‘escape’ there is no finer place than Cogden Beach. I have mentioned this amazing spot in the past but it felt like a reminder was required… Read more

Whitebait

So we caught a fish. A mackerel. With my sons toy fishing rod. It was a big mackerel and quite the most extraordinary moment. Unexpected. So J felt quite proud I think. As novices with such practical skills involving nature. When the fish was pulled out of the water, something animalistic came over my normally calm hippy demeanor and I beat the fish a little too vigorously over the head with a large stone. Read more

#iloveseaswimming

Burton B BeachSo, 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

Frank & Beans Please!

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The start of the weekend and our Friday release took us on a post school trip to the most delicious gelateria, Frank & Beans in Lyme Regis. Excitement all round at the impending glacial hit and we even managed to lure hard toiling J away from his screen to join us for our treat and a stroll along the seafront. Quite the ‘Little England’ 1952 picturesque scene. Read more

Fossil Hunting Charmouth

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Forgive the tardiness in the writing up of this post. The clement weather seems to have made time just fly away, less hibernating more doing. Great.

It was end August and the day started cold and rainy. The rendezvous point was the Soft Rock Café (yes it’s real), Charmouth Beach; friend and her 2 plus my 3 small ones and a plethora of people in anoraks keen to learn about fossils.  Read more

Lyme Regis Sea Wall

lyme wallGreat 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

West Bay

Beautiful day on Saturday. Super sun, super blue sky, super cliff walk, super wave like cliff top grass. Not so super landslip on the East beach. Right by that Broadchurch spot. That will ruin continuity for the next series, apparently on air later this year. Maybe they can use the end of the pier instead as the focal spot of the show, death by crab line? Read more

Big Waves

The amazing photographer friend J, sent me these shots during yet another day of gusty winds and big white crested waves. J took a picture of someone taking a picture of the sea and getting caught by a wave. Read more

Tropical Lyme in February

Not sure I can really write about Lyme Regis seafront again. It’s not interesting to most of you am sure, but it makes me very happy indeed does that view. So sorry, here we go. More Lyme. The calm after the storm. Read more

Cogden Beach

In my Summer ,which mainly involves complete chaos combined with a lot of fun, the Autumn catch up can take a while before I get in the swing of things.

Hence I found some forgotten photos taken in August which sent me straight back to a beautiful sunny spot… Read more