Friday, 6 June 2014

The look out

Last week down by the sea we came across this fantastic carpet of sea thrift, what a sight to behold!

 Between Abbotsbury and Bridport the coast road has some spectacular views and it is hard to tear oneself away from the views of the sea, 


 but the views inland are equally enticing .......



At one point there is a hidden roof amongst the trees and it is somewhere I have been meaning to explore for sometime- maybe you would like to join in too?


A footpath uphill leads to a little dwelling standing on a bronze-age barrow. It is thought that it has been used as a coastguard station and a signal station. Now it stands empty and abandoned.


It has a commanding view over the whole of Lyme Bay from Portland to Start Point, as the green meadows roll down towards the sea....






 I hope you enjoyed the magnificent views too! Wishing you a relaxing weekend.

Sarah x

36 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning Sarah. I hope we can have some more blue sky days soon!
    Have a good weekend.

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  2. Good heavens, this is breathtaking, Sarah! They views you have at your fingertips, at your footsteps! Thank you for taking us along with you....the flowers, the hills, the sea...all so perfectly SUMMER! Hugs! Anita

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  3. Your photos are so magical, they really make me want to visit your side of the world.

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  4. Great photos. Being a Cornishman, I love the sea too (and Sea Thrift is very familiar to me). I especially like the photo taken through the window-frame of the Coastguard hut.

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  5. I always enjoy stopping by your blog! Always unique and lovely photos. My favorite is the "window" shot!

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  6. If that little building was in Suffolk It would have been sold for several tens of thousand pounds and turned into a holiday cottage!
    Even beach huts at Southwold sell for silly money.

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  7. Thank you - I always feel like with you. I told my husband from your blog, sometimes he follow.

    Sigrun

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  8. Love the shot through the window. Wonderful photos. x

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  9. That is such an amazing view! I'm surprised someone hasn't built a home there to take advantage of it.

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    1. Luckily the planning regulations are strict and would prevent that from happening and so everyone can still enjoy the views! Sarah x

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  10. For a moment there, I thought you were in Cornwall. Dorset is so lovely and your pictures so pretty - thank you.

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  11. The little house is so enchanting! It's amazing to me that things are so old there. I didn't know that plant was called sea thrift, thank you for the information. :)

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  12. I think that the third photo is so typical and shows in a simple way the beauty of the English countryside.

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  13. Gosh, you are SO lucky to live by the sea! I had the same thought as simplesuffolksmallholder: that little house would make a wonderful holiday cottage with magnificent views. Perhaps it's nicer leaving it though so that everyone can enjoy it. Lovely post, Sarah, thank you! Caro xx

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  14. A lovely collection of views :)

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  15. you have a wonderful eye for a good picture Sarah

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  16. Exquisite! I love all your photos, but especially the ones of the hut--the tease over the trees and the one taken from inside the little hut.

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  17. I do agree with David above! That thrift is gorgeous.

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  18. You live in one of the most romantic, evocative places on earth!!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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  19. It all looks so wonderfully English to these American eyes! Just gorgeous. The window photo is especially stunning.

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  20. You live in such a beautiful part of the country. Essex is typically very flat so I envy you your rolling hills xxx

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  21. Dear Sarah,

    How beautiful to go on your picturesque trip with you, thank you for taking us along.
    Such gorgeous scenery of the sea, the pretty sea thrift and the rolling green pastures. Love the old dwelling and the view from the window.
    Have a great weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  22. It is always a joy to see the pink thrift growing on the cliff tops but I have never seen it in such profusion as you have shown - like many others I admire the photo through the window.

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    1. The carpet of sea thrift always fantastic on the causeway between Weymouth Portland. I have never been in this location before when it has been flowering. Sarah x

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  23. Haven't called in for a while but have enjoyed catching up with your news at River Cottage and the beautiful coast... in all weathers! Jo xx

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  24. Gorgeous views and thanks for taking us to see the old dwelling x

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  25. Lovely photos Sarah, what a great shot of the view through the derelict doorway! Spectacular views! It's a bit wet dull and grey this morning, hoping it clears up tomorrow. Hugs Sharon x

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  26. Oh Sarah,
    What a breathtaking view you have... You live in such a beautiful part of the world... Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.
    fondly,
    Penny

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  27. Hi Sarah,
    I and see myself having a picnic in the sea of purple flowers. Lovely photos. Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend too.
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  28. The thrift plants are beautiful aren't they! So lovely as always to go exploring with you! xx

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  29. What a delightful building to find. We have a mass of sea thrift. The Valentine's day storm hit here badly & a lot of clifftop path disappeared. Where it has been fenced off.... the sea thrift has flourished.

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  30. Gosh, those sea pinks, spectacular! This land of ours has such beauty :)

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  31. So nice to see the photos and "feel" like being there. Thanks so much. As one who lives on the lake here in USA - love the water. JC

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  32. Oh my thank you for taking me along on such a lovely trip. You had me at the sea thrift! Amazing photos as always. xo Kim

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