Monday, 13 May 2013

Down the lane

The weather forecast on Sunday was for rain, as it was bright and sunny after we had finished our breakfast we decided to get out before the rain appeared! Our plan had been to take a short stroll on a beach nearby but the admission charges for car parking had increased to £5 since our last visit and so our walk was only with distant sea views.

A traditional Dorset barn in the distance.




This is the etched glass window in the little wooden church close to the edge of the cliff showing the beautiful scenery around the church.






Wishing you a Happy week.
Sarah x

47 comments:

  1. £5.00!!!! Scandalous. St Ives parking charges are pretty steep too. Lovely pictures of your alternative walk.

    Leanne xx

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  2. Hello Sarah, What a stunning beautiful place Dorset is Down By The Sea. OH, I think that last photo is Bluebells???? They are sooooooooooo very gorgeous... Love them.. Love that Dorset Barn too. Hugs Judy

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    1. Yes the flowers are bluebells the sight and smell of them is wonderful at this time of the year.
      Sarah x

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  3. Thanks Sarah for you also a nice week. And I like your beautiful pictures. Greetings Petra.

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  4. This looks like a super walk - where is it in Dorset? I must thank you for telling me about the little nursery in Colyton - we paid a visit and came back home with a cockerel (not a real one) and some mirrored balls. I have placed them on a post a few posts back. Thanks for the recommendation, we would never have found it otherwise!
    June

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    1. Hi June, Glad you liked the nursery at Colyton. This is at Holworth along the coast path above Ringstead just East of Weymouth. There are various places you can park. The nearest is at the national trust car park above Ringstead, or you could pay the £5 to park at Ringstead or for a much longer walk park at Osmington Mills. If you need any further information please let me know.
      Sarah x

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  5. car parking is so expensive these days! It's great when the weather is warm enough to go on the motor bike as there are no charges for those!

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  6. What a dream, Sarah! To be able to walk by the ocean all the time....Thank you for this lovely breath of salty air. Have a super week and see your post on Friday for France? SUPER! Anita

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  7. what a beautiful place to walk and I love that window. I did the same thing on Sunday morning, a morning coastal walk before the rain arrived.

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  8. So beautiful! You are lucky to live in such a lovely area! X

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  9. High car park charges are a nuisance, they make you think twice about going somewhere. But your walk looked lovely with some stunning views:)

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  10. What a gorgeous place. Thanks for sharing your day.

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  11. What beautiful views! Thank you. I love that etched glass window too.

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  12. Hi Sarah,

    Love the gorgeous photos you shared and looks like a lovely place to walk.
    How pretty the etch glass window is on the wonderful church.
    Also love the field of bluebells.

    Happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  13. The window is beautiful! Would be interested to know where the Church is. Is it open to visitors or only at service times?

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    1. The church is at Holworth above Ringstead Bay,the coast path passes right by it. See this link http://www.watercombe.org.uk/holworth.htm. We have in the past been inside but I can't remember if it open all the time. My photo of the window was taken from the outside so it is the wrong way around. There are benches in the grave yard overlooking the sea and it is a very peaceful and quiet place.
      Sarah x

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  14. Bluebells? So very lovely. I am wondering if we have Bluebells here in Oregon... I must investigate! Thanks for posting, Sarah!
    xx,
    Gracie

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  15. Beutiful pictures Sarah, I feel like I'm almost there! I love the window in the church ...

    Such a pity about the £5 car park fee, can make a day out at the beach rather steep, with cost of ice creams etc xx

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  16. So impressive view to the sea,so beautiful landscape.I do love the english hills and slopes..and this charming wooden church on nowhere..and these wild blue hyacinths.By us,spring is over, no more blooms in the countryside.

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  17. Your shot of the view along the coastline is beautiful. Juliex

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  18. £5 for parking!! I love the etched picture and that cute little church. Wonderful photos as always Sarah. Have a good week. suzy x

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  19. Still looks like a lovely walk, what a great window.

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  20. This looks like a lovely walk with beautiful views. How lucky you are to have this at home. I'm interested in the traditional Dorset barn; as we're building a barn here I always have a good look at others!

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  21. Beautiful scenery and coastline again! It must be wonderful to have all this beautiful nature so nearby to go for a walk from time to time.
    Happy week to you!
    Marian

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  22. Beautiful views! Car parking charges are just getting silly now! :) x

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  23. Such amazing views, we dont have hills or cliffs in Essex so they hold a special beauty for me xxx

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  24. A lovely walk Sarah. We went to the coast as well, and it was very damp indeed. Bring back the sunshine please!

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  25. Dorset is so beautiful! maybe I'll get there one day.

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  26. Such a pretty walk, you are so lucky to live in such a lovely county. Sarah x

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  27. That's a very interesting etching on the window, it always amazes me how the coast can be so different in different parts of our island.

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  28. Wonderful photos looks lovely. I love the blue bells x

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  29. What a beautiful landscape and foto's! I love it, just like the tree in your last post, lovely greetings

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  30. Such a pretty church, not many wooden ones left, And I love the bluebells
    Thea x

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  31. So very beautiful~ Loved taking a walk with you!

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  32. The barn is a lovely traditional shape, and I do admire the little wooden church too. Being curious, as I know you are too, I managed to translate the writing on the etched glass with the aid of a mirror!!!

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    1. I should have taken the photo from the inside but last time I tried the light was in the wrong direction. How clever to translate it with a mirror!
      Sarah x

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  33. Beautiful scenery Sarah! Thank you for taking us with you on your walk ;-) When I look at your photo's I realise how I miss my yearly visits to the UK. Hopefully all will go well, so that we can come again next year.

    Have a lovely evening!

    Madelief x

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  34. Oh my goodness, that first photo! Divine. Will you point us in that direction for a stroll when we make our way back to your part of the world? (Not sure when it will be, our travel plans have changed this year due to a wedding in the family!) x

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    1. Of course we will point you in the right direction whenever you are able to get over here for a visit.
      Sarah x

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  35. Britain is beautiful (never mind the weather!). Thanks for sharing your superb photographs..

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  36. Oh so beautiful! Thank you, groetjes, Gerda

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  37. ~ Ooh we had your scheduled rain on Sunday, here in the rainy lake district Sarah, such is life! Wellie boots to the ready....LOVED your walk so pretty...Last evening was perfect here, I took me self off for a 'wee' walk and just noticed all the beauty in colour around at the moment in our trees.. Just lovely! ~ Grey here today though! ~ with kindest thoughts...Maria x

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  38. What a lovely walk with great views, we wouldn't have paid the parking either £5 sounds to high a price.

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  39. The car parking charges are infuriatingly high if you don't want to spend an entire day on the beach. We've had the same problem. Lovely pics as always Sarah.

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  40. Liebe kleine Meerjungfrau,
    deine Bilder sind wie immer zum Dahinschmelzen schön, eine Wohltat für die Augen, aber 5 Pfund für´s Parken ist blanker Wucher, das ist ja moderne Beutelschneiderei.
    Abseits der 5 Pfund Wege hast du dennoch so viel Schönes für dich und uns entdeckt, danke dafür!

    Alles Liebe wünscht dir liebe Sarah die Babsi.

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  41. Oh my that church and the window are delicious
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  42. What a beautiful walk. I am so glad you shared it with us. I hope you are having a wonderful week.

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