Having heard the weather forecast for the UK today, it sent shivers down my spine, more cold weather to come. Earlier while looking through some photos, I found a bunch of photos, that I took of Lyme Regis in Dorset, taken on the 4th of March 2016…….somehow I have a feeling that this March 2018, is going to be a little different, I do hope I am wrong, but somehow I think an extra thermal vest will be required 🙂
I am sat at home, in front of a roaring log stove, and hoping that the snow will stay away that they have forecasted for tonight We are not equipped for large amounts of snow in the UK, even small amounts cause panic. So I have posted another sunshine photo of Lyme Regis in 2017, a lot of peoples favourite seaside town. Maybe the sand wasn’t as yellow, maybe the sky wasn’t that blue…..but in my memory it is, and I can’t wait for the sun to come back 🙂
On our visit to Dorset and Devon last week, we experienced stormy weather. Now usually when we visit in the summer, its all sunshine and blue skies. So I wanted to make the most of it and enjoy the weather. In the morning before our fossil hunting walk along the beach at Charmouth, we visited a few coastal towns to see how they were standing up to the heavy seas. Lyme Regis was the first stop and there were some pretty high waves and lots of sea spray. It was the first time we have been there, that the streets were not heaving with tourists, in fact it was quite empty, mind you it was pretty wet, cold and very windy…..Next stop Dawlish in Devon.
We have just come back from a couple of days holiday in Dorset & Devon, what a couple of days to pick. Rain and gale force winds, make for wonderful rough seas, well you have to make the most of what you get. We had a wonderful time, we travelled along from Lyme Regis in Dorset to Torquay in Devon, stopping at various sea side resorts where I could take some photos of the rough seas. I also visited a couple of churches and actually went fossil hunting on Charmouth beach, which was a little windy, but I managed to get some good shots and we found a fossil…… more photos to follow.
I must admit this did give me a jump when I first saw it in the dark in the Fossil Shop in Lyme Regis, Dorset, back in July 2016. Lyme Regis is well know for it fossils on the coast, I’m not sure this one was found on the beach, it is most likely a replica of one, but it does make you look twice in the dark.
The town is noted for fossils found on its beaches and in the cliffs which are part of the Heritage Coast—known commercially as the Jurassic Coast—a World Heritage Site stretching for 153 kilometres (95 mi), from Orcombe Point near Exmouth in the west, to Old Harry Rocks in the east.