Bright blue skies greeted us on Tuesday morning accompanied by quite strong, cold winds but undaunted we set off towards Lulworth Bay through the lovely Dorset countryside. Dorset is very rural, dotted with small settlements each with their own little pub. We wound our way through all this till we came down a hill and suddenly the sea was there in front of us.
Lulworth is a tiny village perched on the edge of an almost circular bay. There was a large parking lot which testifies to its popularity as a holiday/ daytrip destination especially for walkers.
It wasn’t long before we were toiling up the path towards Durdle Door – a distance of 1¼miles . The climb was long and steep and there were lots of pauses for a rest and the view from the top was delightful.
Our first outing to the Devon Coast was a spectacular introduction to this beautiful part of England.
In the evening we headed off along narrow country lanes to the village of Trent to meet my blogging friend Jane of “Marigold Jam” and her husband at the Rose and Crown pub for tea. It is the first time I have met anyone from blogland and I was quite excited . We enjoyed their company very much and did not leave until after 9.30pm, then had to drive home along narrow unmarked roads in the dark.
It’s a hard life but someone has to do it !!