Saturday, 26 January 2013

Wintery Dorset


Today has been so lovely, sun and milder weather. Off down to Osmington Mills for lunch in the Smugglers Inn. Last time we had lunch there we had the most beautiful beef and red onion chutney baguette with salad. Sadly this time the menu was part of the chain that is part of the Hall and Woodhouse group which is fairly local, but not as good as it was when it was an independant menu. Still, it's a lovely place to eat lunch.

After lunch a drive along the coast road to BridportThis is the view from the pub car park, pretty spectacular I think. Portland on the horizon and Weymouth just along the coast.
After lunch a drive along the coast road to Bridport in West Dorset. Bridport is a great little town, the shops are varied and although some of the big names are there, there are a good choice of independant shops to look around. Traditional butchers and vegetable shops are there, we even found ourselves dreaming of retiring there! Not just yet though!
 On the way back a few minutes stop near Abbotsbury to admire the view over the Chesil beach. Lovely day!
The snow has gone now but it was good to see this Thrush and his blackbird friend feeding on the feeder in the garden.


Joe said...


Been a while since I commented on here. Looks like it was a lovely day out. It really is a beautiful part of the world. Nice shot of that thrush too, always nice to see them.

bellaboo said...

Love that pub! We walked from there along the coast path to Ringstead bay..a few years ago now.
Bellaboo x

Happyone said...

Hi, so nice to see a post from you. : )

Looks like a great place to stop and have lunch.

I'd love to walk around an English village again. There is a little bit of English in me and that must be where I get my love of walking.

Hope you post more often, I miss reading about your walks.
A happy day to you.

Goosey said...

Thanks for the comments, it is nice to be back and I must try to write more often, it's very therapeutic and nice to look back on.