Lyme Regis is one of the jewels on the Dorset coast and deserves more than a fleeting visit. Tony who wrote a great poem about West Bay in one of my previous posts reminded me recently that I hadn't covered Lyme Regis. so I hope this will make so amends until I have more time to do it justice.
Lyme Regis has some amazing gardens with views down to the sea. It is famous for its old harbour known as the Cobb.
The Cobb has been featured in novels. Jane Austin visited the town twice and her last novel Persuasion is partly based here. That reminds me that I haven't read it for years and I must re-read it again!
The Cobb was also included in the book and film of The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles.The harbour didn't look as grim and foreboding as the film, although the waves were crashing over part of the wall even on sunny day like this.
You can walk along the wall, although it slopes down slightly. It always makes me scared when I see children walking along it - especially when the waves are high! You can see my husband and Daisy didn't follow me!
We enjoyed a wonderful ice cream in a cornet, the first this year, while admiring the view!
|This bird was so friendly we had to take a picture of it!|
|Glimpses of the sea can be seen from other parts of the town. ( By the way this time the white dog isn't Daisy. )|
There is a great deal more to add about Lyme Regis, but it will have to wait until another day! In the meantime I hope you find some sunshine or dry weather this weekend. We are off to a folk concert in the local subtropical gardens. When we booked the tickets in March we dreamt of the event taking place on a hot summers day!
Welcome to my new followers Lyn, Grah, Rosemary, and Thea, it's wonderful to have your company too.
Tony, if you have any other poems about Dorset I would love to see them.