Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Down by the harbour

One day when the children were still at school I had rushed into town and while hurrying back to the car I noticed another mum and her parents sitting down by the harbour just watching the world go by. How I wished I had time to do the same. Today life is less hectic and I can now spend more time wandering around the harbour........





There always seems to be something to see - whether it is reflections in the water or different boats moored alongside and sometimes there is a chance to buy the produce!


 The marina found within the inner harbour is always full of yachts and smaller boats there aren't many "gin palaces" here!


I also like to walk amongst the old cottages  -





                                                   catching glimpses of the harbour below.


The seagulls are always never far away! I'm not sure these bird feeders were designed for them!


The Black Death In Weymouth and PortlandThe harbour played a part in the death of between a third and half of the population in England in the 14th century. A ship arrived in the harbour from France in 1348 and on board was a sailor infected by the plague. Villages close to the harbour soon became infected and some of the villagers took refuge in other parts of the country and spread the disease even further. How terrifying this must have been.
 Has anyone been watching Broadchurch on ITV on Monday evenings? It is a detective drama based around West Bay in Dorset starring David Tennant. If you saw it this week did you notice the yellow hut that they were searching was the same one as seen here last week!

Thank you all your lovely comments and welcome to my new followers Laurel , Melissa, Jennifer, Amanda, and Leanne. I can't see apart from Laurel and Leanne that you have blogs, if you do please let me know.

 I hope the weather is warming up with you, the best part of this week has been freezing here! Do you have a favourite place you return too again and again where you can watch the world go by?

Sarah x

50 comments:

  1. I think I might be Paxton3!!

    http://todaysstuff-leanne.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Dear Sarah - I think that perhaps we have been very fortunate in the west of the country to avoid the last load of snow,
    Your photos are always a joy to see, lovely compositions, and how nice the different colours of the houses are.

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  3. Dear Sarah, I'm seduced with your wonderful photos. Really . Yes, if you can take the time to watch the people go by , you are lucky. And there is so nice things to see around...but you must also have the heart to do it. Here is warm enough . The place I return again and again is a little bit similar to yours. I will show it in a next post.
    Kisses
    Olympia

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  4. Sarah - ignore the message on my blog - I see I can now comment again!

    Harbours are always interesting places to meander and this looks a fascinating one. I've always loved Whitby in North Yorkshire for this very reason. And there are certain cafes with seats by the windows..

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      Sarah x

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  5. Lovely photos especially like the first one and the reflections and the seagulls. Harbours are such good places for things to see -always something different.
    June

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  6. that is so pretty!! you've captured the harbour so beautifully with your photos.
    i love the old buildings, the colour and nautical and fishing things.
    x

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  7. Hi Sarah,

    Looks like a beautiful place, so tranquil and love the sea, harbour and all the gorgeous brightly coloured houses.
    We went to a wedding in Dartmouth in 2007 and adored the lovely little village.
    Hope that you are enjoying the week

    hugs
    Carolyn

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  8. Your photos remind me of the fishing villages that we love to visit in Devon and Cornwall. But as you so rightly say, time is needed to do it justice. We said when we moved to Devon we would take a day out a week. Then (when it didn't happen) it became once a fortnight, then a month.. you get the gist. Well, this year it will be different..

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  9. Hi Sarah, it's so beautiful where you live! Gosh. I would love to visit there someday. I think Britain is at the top of my list for places to visit when I finally get the chance to do real traveling again when my kids are older. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. I'm one of your new followers whose blog you couldn't see; I'm sorry about that. If you want to take a look at my blog, it's at thistlebearhome.blogspot.com. I'd love to have you. :)

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  10. What a beautiful place to be able to watch the world go by! I like the colourful houses as much as the pictures by the water. A feast for the eyes!

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  11. Hi Sarah ....like Freda my favourite seaside sit and stare place used to be Whitby too, but thats a geographical challenge now. The weather up on the west coast in the Highlands has been amazingly stunning for about the last three weeks. That was probably our summer !

    Annie

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  12. Yes, we do have a favourite place...Back harbour Road in chester, Nova Scotia..there is a marina there...quiet, softly beautiful this time of year, like yours in the photo. And might I say, your photos were so lovely. Thank you for sharing them with me, so far away.

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  13. what a beautiful little area with such a grim history....loving the layback boaty lifestyle there!
    Bec x

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  14. Such lovely photos, it's nice you are now taking the time to do things for your self.

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  15. Such a beautiful town and harbor! It must be wonderful to explore, smell the sea and maybe buy seafood? I'm sure the town is full of history. Thank you for always taking the time to visit my blog. XXX

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  16. We need to visit your lovely town so my husband can take photographs like the one of the red, white, blue and yellow buildings and then paint it for me.

    We live at the beach, but nothing so picturesque as your quaint harbor.

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  17. Beautiful photos as usual Sarah. I really like the 2nd from the top, I think that's my favourite.I've been watching Broadchurch and when they showed the hut I though what a fantastic view but didn't make the connectin with the one you showed. It is a beautiful place to go for a walk, to stop and admire the surrounding landscape.

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  18. Hello Sarah, what a beautiful picture's it look a bit of holiday in my mind. I like the houses with the lovely colors and the the boots give me a holiday feeling. Thanks a lot for the beautiful photo's have a nice day. Greetings Petra.

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  19. It's such a pretty place and you photograph it so well. I love to see your pictures. x

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  20. There is something alluring about sitting near a harbour. A retired sailor myself, with family still well involved in the yachting wold.
    I never tire of going to see the yachts, the fishing boats or the sea.
    As soon as I arrive at my apartment in the Algarve.. i am off to see the sea. In summer I am swimming in it..
    Your village is so beautiful Sarah.. and there are some real yachts there.. like you say.. no gin palaces.. or playmobile boats ..as we sometimes call them.
    I love anything that involves the outside ..
    nice post
    best wishes and a good week Sarah.

    val.xxx

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  21. What a beautiful little town...really enjoying this post...the photos let us explore from far away! Thank you!

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  22. Trip to Memorylane? What a lovely coloured houses!
    Nice to see the old familypictures too!How cute!
    greetings Fleur ( snowing again here in de polder)

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  23. Oh Sarah,

    WHAT BEAUTY. And I hope you will be able to watch the world go by a lot more often now, because it is there where you find the treasures. I so love your posts! Anita

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  24. Gorgeous pics Sarah, so evocative they made me itch to get back to the sea. We've been recording Broadchurch- I didn't realise it had 1)David Tennant and 2)West Bay in it. Can't think of two better reasons to watch it! My favourite place to go back to is Avebury, come to think of it we're about due a visit there too....Love to Daisy from Ted. CTx

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  25. I found your lovely blog today! So glad I did!!

    New follower from Canada.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  26. I agree harbours are such fascinating places, and can seem a little timeless where there is still fishing, old buildings and tiny lanes. This harbour looks full of history; particularly with its links to the Black Death. A lovely place to sit and watch (this corner of) the world go by.

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  27. How lovely that you do have the chance to take the time now and savour such a beautiful place. Juliex

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  28. Beautiful pictures, Sarah.

    I do wish to have a place to go to to watch the world go by -- I stay at home too much.

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  29. So much history in those lovely old cottages and the town quay. I think we need to do a day trip, by train, to your pretty old town one day this summer.

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  30. What a lovely little harbour! Missed the series but hope to catch it on iplayer! :) x

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  31. I love a wander by a harbour - I never get bored with the smells, sounds and sights. Lovely photos!

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  32. Oh I do love a good harbour Sarah. There's something very unique about sitting watching the boats, the fishermen, the cocklers coming ashore and the sound of the seagulls. My favourite local one is at Leigh on Sea xx

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  33. Hello Sarah
    Such wonderful pictures..I love the harbour's dotted around our shores, they all have such history too, and the sounds and smells Oooh I think I am there, and the pretty cottages all painted in pastels is just the icing on the top!
    Thank you for taking me with you
    Thea x

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  34. Hello Sarah, Just showed Patrick your wonderful photographs.....We both said...how lovely your part part of the country is....I understand the days of business when the children were small.It just changes slightly as they grow up, we still feel busy in other ways..Thought of you with Broad church on our screens...Remember you telling us all of the filming. Thanks for sharing this trip out....Love Maria x Oops forget to say on your last post , what a lovely picture of YOU and your children!!

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  35. To quote you " there's always something to see' and that's one of the reasons I love living on a boat!! You do come from a beautiful part of the country xx

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  36. I can't say I have found a place like that yet. Maybe when life gets less hectic, I'll find it, who knows. Looking at your pictures, I can imagine this is your place to watch the world go by. It is a wonderful place.

    It's been snowing and freezing all week here as well. Snow makes the world look beautiful but I'm longing for spring anyway.

    Bye,
    Marian

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  37. Nice pictures! My favourite place is the sea, in the summer...now its still cold outside!
    Lovely greetings

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  38. Hope it warms up soon for you. We are still having some nice warm days here. what a great place to walk around. If I could I love going up to Northern California but my backyard and walking around my neighborhood looking at what they are growing in their garden is great way to melt away the stress of the day.

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  39. Thank you Sarah for uplifting my spirits and transporting me back to beautiful Sundays spent soaking up the atmosphere of quaint Cornish fishing villages, or strolling around Plymouth's historic Barbican, watching the world go by! I miss those days immensely, as much as I miss English summers and Devonshire cream teas! mwah Hx

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  40. Just lovely, Sarah. Love the bright colours and reflections in the water. Can't wait for some restorative time down by the sea when we go to Cornwall at Easter - I shall think of you. Happy weekend xo

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  41. We recorded Broadchurch but haven't watched any episodes yet ... I'll look out for the hut.

    Somehow the old houses in seaside town always manage to look so quaint ... gorgeous pics as always. How I'd love to live somewhere where I could enjoy such a walk :)

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  42. Love those seaside colours - always so inviting and friendly. I cannot believe that you went to Mr Langfords!!!
    Enjoy your weekend
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  43. Really enjoy your posts Sarah. Your pictures are very inspiring and I'm so glad you are going to do some drawing :0)
    Jacquie x

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  44. Sarah, thank you again for sharing your part of the world with us. As always, the photos are lovely.

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  45. It is such a wonderful thing to do - we like to sit on the benches down on our jetty with a take out drink from the local pub and watch the world go by, but your view is so much prettier. I love the painted houses.

    Nina x

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  46. That's just what I needed - a taste of my favourite harbour. We used to sail to Weymouth - my husband's home town in the early years of our marriage, on our darling little sloop called Merlin. Hope Cove almost felt like a 2nd home and I spent many hours sitting on deck with my tapestry or crochet, watching the world go by. We once spent a windy week, moored up as it was too windy to go sailing (for me anyway)! Thank You.

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  47. What a lovely place you live in. I can see I shouldn't just stick to London when I finally make it over there:) I've always loved the coast, and your pictures make the English coast very enticing. I love all the different colors along the harbor. Thanks for sharing your world with us!

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  48. I love harbours and boats and beach huts and shrimping nets and bouys and cute cottages and....I think you get the idea that i love this post!:)

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