Lyme Regis

After breakfast we walked to the information centre to pick up leaflets about places that we might visit. We then hopped into the car and set off towards the coast thinking that we might stop in Bridport but the main street there, because of its location, put us off stopping. It was here we noticed that pub, The Bull, that we had nearly chosen to stay at and we were glad that we had chosen to stay in Sherborne instead. We carried on to Lyme Regis where enjoyed a walk along the seafront and around the town.

West Bay

Mr C couldn’t find the right thing for for lunch so we drove along the coast to West Bay where he was able to have a fish lunch from a kiosk. I chose crab fish cakes and we ate our purchases on a bench with seagulls looking on hopefully. They were not as persistent as the ones we experienced in Eastbourne last year. Then in search of a suitable place for a drink, we found a delightful cafe called Cherries which had excellent food options including cakes. As I had only just had lunch I chose not to indulge, although Mr C was tempted to a Belgian waffle.

Chesil Beach

Suitably refreshed, we continued along the Jurassic coast road stopping at Abbotsford so that Mr C could step onto Chesil Beach. Chesil beach is an amazing natural geographical feature created during the ice age. it forms perfect curve along the coast line. It is a good job we hadn’t intended to go for a walk because I had forgotten to pick up my sensible walking shoes which I had put ready before we left the hotel.

Chesil Beach from The Heights

Once more we set off along the coast, road detouring to the Isle of Portland so that I could show Mr C the view of Chesil Beach from The Heights. We drove down to Portland Bill to see the lighthouse before returning to The Heights Hotel for an afternoon cuppa. The views across Chesil Beach are particularly good from there and Mr C was suitably impressed.

Sherborne Abbey

After the long drive we enjoyed some time relaxing in the hotel before it was time to go out for dinner. We dined in the Tamburino Gold before having a nightcap in the Half Moon pub where we encountered some “interesting” characters. Before we returned to the hotel, I took the opportunity to photograph the Abbey whilst it was floodlit in the darkness.

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 2nd 2019

10 Responses to “Sherborne – Day Two”

  1. Hels says:

    I hadn’t heard of Chesil Beach until I read the novel. This is Life copying Art )

  2. Ginnie says:

    You always find the most interesting places to visit, Cherry!

  3. We stayed for a week near Lyme Regis a few years ago and it is such an interesting town. I loved Chesil Beach and the geolgy too. The abbey looks beautiful lit up.

  4. I was in Eastbourne last month ;)
    How strange! Have you been following me?!

    Oh I remember Chesil Beach!
    Had a wonderful in Portland.

    Did you visit Corfe Castle? Not far away from there actually.