Friday, 27 April 2012

Bring back the sunshine!

I took these photos back in March and I had forgotten about them! I was lured then into the thought that summer had arrived , how wrong I was! Looking back at these pictures I can't believe how blue everything was!
For a change there are no cliffs in the pictures below as they are taken in Poole.


Poole harbour has one of the largest natural harbours in the world. It has 8 islands and several rivers flow into its estuary. It is also a very popular place for watersports. Further pictures can be seen here.


I love the contrast between the size of the boats and jet skis.


It still has a working harbour


Custom House Quay is a beautiful Georgian building, which is now a restaurant. In 1747 a band of 60 cut throat smugglers smashed into the building and stole 2 tons of tea! Things are bit more peaceful now.....


We had a picnic lunch in Poole Park, luckily we had just finished it when these Canada geese came to investigate!



This swan was very helpful and posed for the camera, unlike the last swan photo I took!



The men in the park were racing their radio controlled yachts, it looked quite competitive.



Finally  hello and welcome to Laura, thank you for following me, it's lovely to meet you.
 I hope you all have a good weekend, hopefully we will have some sunshine during the breaks in the rain! I am taking a 24 hour break from the internet so won't be around on Saturday.

Sarah x

21 comments:

  1. Fabulous photos, just look at that weather. It's supposed to be quite nice tomorrow before going back to wet and wind on Sunday...yuk! Enjoy your 24 hour break. Suzy x

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  2. Hello Sarah:
    This all looks so very peaceful and pretty. It is so good to know that only Swans, Canada Geese and jet skis are the things to be contended with in Poole these days rather than the cut throat smugglers of the C18. Still,perhaps the pace hots up on Saturday nights?!!

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    1. I expect the pace does hot up on Saturday nights!
      Sarah x

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  3. Hello Sarah,
    Thank you for joining my blog. I have joined yours too.
    This post is so lovely.
    great photos. It looks like a very nice place that you live in.
    Have a good weekend.
    The weather here in Alentejo is dull, rain and a little colder. But cant complain after all it is April.!
    kind regards
    val

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  4. Ooh love going to Poole, dreaming of owning one of those Sunseeker boats! Julie xxx

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  5. What beautiful weather we had, just a month ago! Lovely photos.

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  6. I LOvE this part of the world - it brings back so many memories of family holidays. My dad is in this part of the country at the moment on a weekend break - hoping to visit Brownsea for some bird watching tomorrow - weather permitting!!!!!! Hope you have a lovely Saturday.
    I think I might set myself a challenge of taking a weekly 24 hour internet break - I might be able to catch up on some craft projects!!! xx

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    1. It's heavy rain and strong winds today so I not sure whether your dad will be going bird watching! It was interesting taking a 24 hour internet break, you don't realise how much you time you spend on it.
      Sarah x

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  7. Fancy a house swap holiday?

    Freda

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    1. Sounds good, have you got better weather than us at the moment!
      Sarah

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    2. Sarah we are having LOVELY weather just now - gardening all day every day, and eating outside! Strange....

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    3. Very strange, just hope we have some fine weather in June!
      Sarah

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  8. Lovely pictures Sarah, we did think summer had arrived then didn't we? And how wet and grey it is now!

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  9. Really cute pics...
    :)

    XOXO
    http://atravelerjourney.blogspot.pt/

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  10. This post is for me, isn't it? I lived in Poole 1979-1980 and attended classes at the Poole Technical College! I know this harbor very well and also the park is very familiar to me. The houses in the back weren't there then. I had planned a visit in 2000 with my family and had arranged everything for a stay. Unfortunately my father died three days before our take-off and somehow we have not managed to arrange another visit since. Your pics make me a little bit homesick I must say. I have to think about going back! Thank you so much, Sarah! I am really touched! Christa

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    1. Yes, I did think of you, we do go over there occasionally so it will be featured again. It is much more built up than it was 30 years ago. I sorry you weren't able to make it here in 2000, with your family.
      Sarah x

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  11. So I didn't dream that the skies used to be blue then. It's such a distant memory I was beginning to think that I had ;D

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  12. Poole looks really beautiful. So different from Dutch seaside resort. It looks like summer on your photographs.

    Hope the coming week will be just as beautiful.

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

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  13. A wonderful place to spend all day. Thank you for sharing them.
    I have never seen the cornflower named "black boy". I just looked it up on Goggle and it is beautiful. Love the deep color. I have only seen the pink ones but I will keep my eye on some of the "black boy" ones.
    have a lovely day.

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  14. Was there in the winter when the water in Poole Harbour was freezing. A place of contrasts.
    http://goo.gl/BqatA

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  15. Your picture of the ice at Poole is amazing, the last time it happened was 20-30 years ago!
    Sarah

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