Sunshine and sea
Hurrah! The sun has returned - Val promised to send us some from Portugal and it must have worked! So we had to get out and enjoy it while it lasted.....
We decided to go to Portland and visit the Chesil Beach. If you remember we have visited it previously in my blog - other visits have been to Abbotsbury (half way along) and West Bay (at the far end).
The size of the pebbles here are the largest on the whole stretch of the beach, it's amazing that they are the size of grains of sand 18 miles away (28km) at West Bay.
As you know the Olympics is being held in London in 76 days time. Did you also know that the Sailing events are being held here in Weymouth and Portland ? Maybe you will see pictures of my home town broadcast around the world. Competitors have already arrived to practice, some countries even purchased houses in the area many years ago. The Australians have adopted the pub in the distance above, so there is likely to be many beach barbecues weather permitting!
I think these are just local boats, there are usually sailing lessons for children on Saturday mornings.
Behind the beach is a secret community garden built on the foundations of a Jacobean mansion, we rarely see anyone else in there when we visit, but it always looks beautiful.
The sea thift is just coming into flower, what a difference the sunshine makes, I hope it has shined on you too this weekend.