02/06/2016 § 4 Comments
Well, for me it’s more about harbours and boats than buckets and spades! After spending wonderfully sunny days at River Cottage at the Spring Fair over the weekend, I spent each evening enjoying a relaxing stroll around Lyme Regis – out along the seafront to the Cobb where the sweeping bay melted into the Jurassic cliffs as the gentle light from the sun’s finale cast rosy shadows on the calm waters.
There’s something about boats that really gets to me – the curve of their beam, clinker planks, vividly coloured fenders, bright decks and jolly hulls. And then, if you’re lucky you get it twice – with the reflection in the water!
The magnificent green wooden gaffer sailed off late one evening, to catch the tide and miss the on-shore wind that was forecast for overnight. She’d have made quite a spectacle with her red sails but I missed her lifting her anchor and heading out to sea or coast-hopping around to the next harbour.
Seaside plants and pretty town houses …
Oh, it was a lovely weekend!