We are away with dear friends for our annual south west coastal path walk. Each time we walk a different section. Accommodation was booked months ago and for me our March weekend away signals the beginning of Spring. A weekend of outdoors regardless of the weather, although in fact it has always been fine maybe because we always prepare for the worst and are always pleasantly surprised. There is a wonderful Norwegian saying: Det fins ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlig klær. Roughly translated it means: There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.
This year however on our last walking sneaky week away in the Lakes, I fell and it turns out I tore a few ligaments in my foot. I'm out of action for 8-12 weeks and so our walking party of 4 is now 3.
As the others walked I mooched along the coast pottering in shops and driving from scenic spot to scenic view. I have had a fantastic time despite being on my own during the day. I've had time for reflection, been able to blow the cobwebs and generally just enjoyed being me with me. I quite like my own company. It was however wonderful meeting up with the others in the evening. So not the weekend we all expected but nonetheless glorious all the same. The south coast of the UK is magnificent and I love it. I leave you with a visual itinary of my weekend so far...
The above photo was the vessel that allowed King George III to dip in the sea. Apparently in 1789 there was such a carnival atmosphere that as he emerged from the sea a band began playing God Save the King.
|As I was not walking, I thought I would sneak in lots |
of crochet time, but actually enjoyed the sightseeing
so much I only managed half an hour on Friday night
|Portland Bill, I've never seen it before from the shore side, only ever from the sea and on our boat|
Again this was made during the lifetime of George III. The locals wanted to thank him for choosing their locality as his second home, he even bought a house on the sea front at Weymouth that this chalk hill horse and king figure was made in his honour. Unfortunately he became ill in London and never actually managed to see it. In 2009 it was refurbished after 200 years of neglect so that for the 2012 Olympics it would once again stand proud on the hillside; Weymouth was of course host town to the Olympic sailing.
This is how the south west coastal path looks for much of the time. I just love it.
|Saturday night B & B|
|Stair hole, just look at the rock formation. It reads like a book they say if you know your geology. This is part of the Jurassic coast of the UK, a world heritage site.|
I am now home, the weather has turned cold and grey, I am about to light the fire but do you know what... I do not mind. I have had a taste of Spring this weekend and what ever the weather does for the next few weeks, I can cope because it won't be long now to warmth and sunshine long daylight hours...
I am joining in with Karen on her sunlit Sunday theme, do pop over and see what others around the world are sharing today: Sunlit Sunday host
♥ Spring is on it's way ♥