Sunday, April 21, 2013

We've been here before

The sun was shining and the sky was blue so a plan was hatched to walk the coast path near Swanage. It's a great walk along the Plgrims Way with superb views and an interesting countryside, with the added charm of the steam railway phut phutting along. First stop was in Worth Matravers at the Square and Compass for a pint of Palmers, just ahead of our picnic lunch overlooking the rocks at Seacombe Quarry.

Then we came back past Dancing Ledge down to Durlston Head, where there was a helicopter rescue an injured climber. You may recall an earlier version of the above picture which proved irresistible (and seemed a very long time ago to me)

Lots to see along the way, and the gorse smelled fantastic - very reminiscent of the Big Sur. Highlight of the day I think was a beautiful male Yellowhammer who was happy to let us watch him sunning himself on a bush. He was spotted first by Lewis.

Dinner at the Duke of Wellington in Wareham was much needed, as was the Fossil Fuel from the Purbeck Brewery. Top glass of beer.

The story of how the Tin Can nearly wasn't

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