Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast


Bournemouth...and on further investigation, Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast, was the subject of our first weekend overnight. Our drive down through the New Forest National Park was mostly nasty weather and rain, but by the time we made our way to the coast (my previous entry on Milford on Sea) the weather was a bit nicer. In fact, the following day was quite nice, so we drove down to Lyme Regis and walked around the town, then made our way back up the coast to the place we were staying in Bournemouth. Here are a few photos of the day along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.

Along Dorchester Rd - Dorset, England



Sea Wall Protects the Cobb - Lyme Regis, England



Stair Hole - West Lulworth, England



Lulworth Cove & World Heritage Marker - West Lulworth, England



Bat's Head at Dusk - West Lulworth, England

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Milford On Sea


'tis a long way from Ohio...
a few photos from our weekend getaway a couple weeks back.

Milford On Sea - Hampshire, England



The Beach - Milford On Sea



Swan - Milford On Sea


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Salisbury


A couple of weeks ago we went out for our first day trip. Elesa had picked Salisbury. Salisbury is a fairly compact town so we figured it wouldn't be too much walking, in what we anticipated would be rain.

After making use of the Park & ride (I'm a fan!), we walked through the market, bought some berries much cheaper than here in Oxford. Then we spent time in the Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, which has a unique wooden roof with interesting carvings and also some neat paintings. Next we went to the cathedral which I really liked. I took a lot of photos there. The added benefits of visiting Salisbury were the nearby ruins of Old Sarum, the original settlement. We stopped there for an hour or so. Then in the late afternoon on the way home, we did a drive-by of Stonehenge, which is just a few miles away and easily seen from the road.

If you want to see all 56 of the photos that made the cut. I put a totally, as yet unannotated, slide show of them on photobucket, HERE.

Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund



And Then There Was One - Salisbury Cathedral



Water Downspout- Salisbury Cathedral



Angel Plays Harp - Salisbury Cathedral



Columns - Salisbury Cathedral



Ruins of the Original Cathedral - Old Sarum

Night Comes Early


It is getting dark earlier and earlier. Sun is down by about 4:30. During evening walks I noticed that the street lamps really emphasize the color of the leaves, which inspired me to bring my camera on a night time walk a couple days ago. Below are the results. In other news, I'm far, far behind on photos...

Leaves At Night



Leaves At Night #2



Church Entrance at Night



Leaves at Night #3