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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 14 September 2015

Lyme Regis

I am staying in Lyme Regis which is a seaside town on the Jurassic Coast in the South West of England. Usually the weather is still warm and sunny at this time of the year but not so at the moment.
On my first morning here I walked down to the town watch the ever changing skies.
This is the Cobb, made famous in the film French Lieutenant's Woman with Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. The Cobb is the name of the harbour in Lyme Regis and there has been a man made structure here since 1313 to protect the boats. The current wall was completed in 1824.
Just as in the film the waves were crashing over the wall. This couple were caught in the spray.
Before the man could descend the steps he got soaked



Looking along the coastline from the Cobb.
Cormorants drying their wings.






It all looked very calm in the harbour.

Kayaks waiting to be hired.









The beach huts with their wonderful views of the bay.




The street lights pay homage to the numerous fossils found here.
Lots of beautiful old buildings overlook the sea front.







More  interesting buildings around every corner of these narrow Lyme Regis Streets.



















This is the Guildhall which was once the old court. You can still see the door that led  to the lock up.




25 comments:

  1. Ha - we were in Lyme Regis the other week. A wonderful little town. You wouldn't catch me right on top of the Cobb, though! Great photographic tour here.

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  2. Nice post, the weather looks rather bad and dark. Stupid couple to walk over the Cobb with this weather, had to smile when I read they were soaked....

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  3. The street lamps referencing fossils could have been kitsch, but I think they are nice. I've heard of Lyme Regis but not sure why.

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  4. Your pictures make me want to go there! Except for the Cobb, at least at this time of the year. Those first pictures almost look like they are black and white, it's so dark and dreary. But beautiful nevertheless. :-)

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  5. Oh I like this place...but it does look a bit chilly!

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  6. Thanks for sharing. I read a wonderful book "Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chavalier that takes place in that area. It's about the women who found the fossils and changed the mindset of the scientific community about their age. Now I can put pictures in my head to go with the book.

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  7. Love all the colorful buildings. I'd love to visit here.

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  8. great photos thanks for sharing

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  9. Wonderful post and photos ~ lovely! So glad you are enjoying your 'holiday' ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  10. Hello, what a pretty town! I love the view of the water and the waves splashing. A lovely walk and tour. Thanks for taking me along. Have a happy new week ahead!

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  11. Love old towns like this one. And your photos show the wall (do you call it a beach head?) is really necessary to protect the boats. Do you know in the US they don't have beach huts, and it's kind of humorous to hear them trying to figure out what purpose they serve:):)
    Your comment on my post about the fire nailed it - even when you're not scared yourself, to be around scared people is stressful! California has fires every summer, but seldom this many at the same time, and such large ones.

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  12. What an interesting spot in our World!

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  13. What a beautiful seaside town - I love waves crashing against a jetty. But I'm not sure I believe the "usually warm and sunny" line about an English place ;)

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  14. Beautiful images of the sea-side town.

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  15. Great views! I love the sea splashing on the pier.

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  16. Lyme Regis is one of my favourite places in England. My husband and I spent a few hours there for a nice cup of tea. We walked there on the Pier, where the French Lieutenant's Woman had walked.
    The weather then was very sunny en beautiful.
    Thanks for this post!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  17. never heard of this place but the pier looks familiar. You found lots of nice details to share. Thanks :)

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  18. So much history in your part of the world under the same changing skies that brooded, rained and shone throughout the ages and saw those lovely structures built.

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  19. I bet the sound of those waves booming against the pier was thunderous. Glad to see your mistakes dry, along with your camera. It was interesting to see the contrasting calm of the pretty harbor.

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  20. What a wonderful coast! I like the wild waves!

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  21. What a beautiful old town! Like a picture book. I love those beach houses and don't know why we don't have them. Maybe because it's too chilly to swim on the Oregon coast anyway most of the time ))

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  22. Remember the hill as I burned the clutch out on my car there doing a hill start

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  23. What a nice place to spend some holidays !

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