Monday, 27 August 2012

Spend a lazy day at Lyme Regis,Devon

Wake up around 6.00 a.m. and went for my morning walk around Weymouth old harbour. Walking along the old harbour and watching the fishermen busy weighing the catch to sell to the fishmongers.  Took some photos of this old harbour and went to the town to have my breakfast.  Enjoying a cup of hot tea and walk to the Weymouth Pier to take some photos then back to the B&B. My husband, daughter and nephew were packed and ready to go for their breakfast.

Found a cafe and they had their breakfast. After that we drove all the way to Lyme Regis. On the way following the coastline,  passing through the beautiful scenery and rolling fields so we stop in between to take some photos.

Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England. The town is noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches. The cliffs and beaches known commercially as the Jurassic Coast. The harbour wall known as "The Cob"

In year 2008, a 300 meter sector  of the cliffs east of Lyme Regis slide toward the sea in one of the most spectacular landslide of recent year. After walking along the east of the Lyme Regis we left the beaches and didn't attempt to trekked up the cliffs as we were taking easy walk for the day.

Then we drove to the coastal town of Lyme Regis. The northeast of Lyme Regis lies Charmouth. There is a Lyme Regis Museum, Dinosaurland, Riverside Walk and Town Mill of Charmouth.

We went for the walk at the Water Mill. The water mill had been restored to working order and produce flour which is used in the mill's bakery and also sold in the shop. We can take our lunch here but they only sell breads and of their local soup but the price for the lunch was very dear.

The houses around the town mill are surrounded with flowing drains and the water comes from River Lym "also called Lim"  After walking around the Water Mill. We reached the Town Mill, where there were street lamps reflect the town's location on the Jurassic Coast.

Finally we managed to find a Presto cafe which sell  pasties and sausage rolls.  We had some tea and coffee, some pasties and sausage roll.  I fully recommended that the sausage roll is a must try because I had never eaten such a beautiful shop made sausage roll before. Been told by the staff that the meat were blend and mix and produced by their shop only.

After our lunch we walk around the coast of Jurassic and along the way there was the harbour wall. The wall of the cobb provided both breakwater to protect the town from storms and it was an artificial harbour.  There were lot of sea gulls along the coast  and  these coast were also surrounded by the the cliffs but we didn't attempt to trekking up hill to the cliffs.

Finally around 4.00 p.m. we drove back home as it will take us about four hours to reach home.  When we reach Birmingham around 9.00 p.m. we went to Nando for our dinner then back home to rest.

No doubt a busy 2 days trips but it was worth the effort as the views were amazing. Unfortunately, we do not have much times spent on walking and trekking as it is best to trekking along the Jurassic coast to appreciate the beauty of the Devon Coastlines.

Place: Weymouth and Lyme Regis
Scored: 7 stars
Photos by: Catherine Suen
Dated:   31/5/2012

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