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


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