Thoughts and musings of an old codger.

Dorset and Devon   - Thursday 1-9-22

Leaving the Steam Fair on the Sunday, we headed down the coast towards Devon.

The weather was still fine, though the wind did get up a bit on the coast. We had intended to have a look around Corfe Castle, but could not find anywhere to park, so went on to Swanage for a look around.

I've seen many photographs of Durdle Door and wanted to have a go at doing the same so we headed there next. Unfortunately I'd not realised how far it was from the nearest car park, and how steep the path was as well. After the trek from the carpark to the beginning of the track at the top of the cliff, and seeing the crowds of people with the same idea, we decided to have a coffee and not bother taking the arduous journey down to the beach. I did get the obligatory photo, but it is probably the most uninspiring photo ever of that famous landmark.

We stayed the night at a pub stop near Sidmouth, The Otter Inn, and next day went to Seaton. We took a trip on the preserved Tramway which was quite pleasant then went on to Brixham. We stayed the night at a nearby campsite at Stoke Gabriel. I cycled down to the village and found a nice pub for a few pints.

We went on to visit Overbecks Gardens the next day, then stayed at another pub stop, The Pigs Nose, before heading off for Cornwall.
The weather had been fine up to then, but as soon as we got over the Tamar into Cornwall, it started raining!

The seafront at Swanage.

My take on "Durdle Door"

Seaton Tramway in the sunshine.

Brixham harbour

The Church House Inn at Stoke Gabriel.