Monday, 28 July 2014

Those hot summer days

 We have experienced such a hot week, so at the weekend it was good to get out of a very warm office       ( with no air conditioning) and cool down.


This week was also the start of the school holidays and many holidaymakers have headed to Weymouth.



 Further along the beach is much quieter and where many of the locals go. The water temperature was lovely for once there wasn't the shock of the cold as you first enter the sea!


Up in the hills some cows were also having a dip!


I felt for this woolly sheep, luckly up here there was more of a breeze.


These cows had blocked the footpath, as they found some shade all the walkers were taking a detour!


Although it was a bit hazy the views towards St Catherine's Chapel at Abbotsbury were still stunning.


Hope you have had a good week and weekend too. As I was writing this post we saw pictures of the flash flooding in South East England - what a contrast in the weather!
Sarah x

32 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful where you are, despite the huge influx of holiday makers. I feel for that poor sheep as well, it must be sweltering. A shame he can't go for a dip. Glad you did though. CJ xx

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  2. Beautiful photo of the sea and the beach Sarah! Lovely to see sandy beaches! We have pebbles :((!! I agree with you its been so hot, I've been trying to keep the house cool inside by closing windows and drawing curtains, its the best thing for keeping out the heat...especially good if you have cold ceramic tiles like I do...the only time it's a bonus! Have a lovely week! Sharon x

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  3. I have just seem the flash flooding news too, but not a drop of rain here which we really need. I don't like to complain but most of this week has been just too hot for me, I was grateful for some slightly fresher air today.
    It is lovely to see everybody enjoying a good old fashioned seaside holiday by the sea - making good childhood memories for the future. The cows under the trees would make a lovely painting.

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  4. Crazy weather patterns, wouldn't you say, Sarah! As I look at your glorious photos of the beach, I never imagined such tropical plants in England! I have to see the news about the flash floods in S. England...I hope everyone is safe! Hugs, Anita

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  5. We've not had a lot of rain at all up here for weeks, it's been hot and sunny almost every day for so long - it's just plain weird to have so much summer, haha. It's amazing the contrast in the weather here and further south.

    These are lovely photos, as always.

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  6. Next week I am headed down the Pacific Coast from Oregon to California to visit an avid Scrabble playing friend in Crescent City, Sarah. Your photos help me feel I am on vacation already :) And I really want to frame the photo of the sheep laying down in the Thistles! I am sorry to hear of the flash floods and hope that they are not damaging to man or land. Wishing you and yours happy days xx

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  7. Beautiful pictures. I'm glad to hear you have been having nice weather!

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  8. I love the tranquility of your last photo, Sarah. Hope the moving plans are going well xo

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  9. Hey Sarah, it's been barmy in St Ives. Very hot and a huge swell of visitors. I must admit I don't deal with really hot weather very well. I stay in the shade. We go to the beach in late afternoon, and stay for the evening. Your pictures are lovely as usual I do like the first one with the huts. And the last two are quite beautiful.
    Leanne xx

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  10. I hope that you are having a good and slightly cooler week! xx

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  11. It sounds like your having some lovely weather, great photo of the cows under the tree.

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  12. Eh-by-gum Sarah last time I went to Weymouth the beach was empty mind you it was in May on a dull day, those beach huts look ideal for summer weather, lovely pictures as usual (tilting horizon excepted)

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  13. Speaking of contrasts. . .we are having perfect late Spring weather here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US--totally unheard of in the 45 years I've been here for July. It's always been high 80's and humid in July. It's actually chilly at night this week. We must have done a swap in weather. I'm sure we'll be giving yours back to you soon, though.

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  14. Glorious! I am very envious about the wild swimming- there is a stretch of the river Test near here that would be perfect, but it's on a fishing beat so private xx

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  15. That sheep picture is wonderful, Sarah! I have a weakness for sheep. :-)

    I hope you manage to stay cool at work during your heat wave. It must be dreadful without air conditioning.

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  16. What a pretty beach. I love the look of the huts in a row in that first photo.

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  17. Gorgeous photos! Blue oceans, sheep and cows all nearby seems weird to me, but also blissful!

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  18. My favorite pic is the wooly lamb - people tease us that our Goldendoodle looks like a black sheep.

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  19. Incredible Sarah, the weather did a somersault.
    Here in Italy in July a not so rainy and cold
    we have never seen and hot from you instead .... that strange!
    I hope the weather is nice ceded until August when I'll get ...
    Love Suzy x

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  20. Gorgeous summer photos - I can't blame the cows for seeking shade it has been so blooming hot. We didn't get any rain or storms here - in fact I can't remember the last time it rained.

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  21. My little sea side town has been buzzing with all this sun too! We did have some scary electrical storms last week, weird weather huh! It's so great to see so many people enjoying the summer holidays and the local business's doing so well x

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  22. Lovely to see your photos of Weymouth and surround. Enjoying this lovely weather, lucky us.

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  23. Oh, this reminds me of my childhood - I loved Weymouth and remember spending a lot of time on the beach. Is the Punch and Judy hut still there, I wonder? I really must make the time to pop back for a visit. Those cows look lovely and cool in the shade of that tree, very sensible!

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  24. Sarah, yes, it was very hot in Britain the week. But I'm back from Devon yesterday and very happy, that we had no rain, but I'm not very compatible with the heat. Now I have to sort all my pictures.

    Sigrun

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  25. Such beautiful photos Sarah.
    You have been having such wonderful weather there.
    I was shocked to hear about the floods again in certain areas.
    Your photo of the cows under the large tree is stunning.. and the sheep taking a dip.
    Enjoy these summer days Sarah.. hope that you have not been affected by the floods.
    val xxx

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  26. After all the heavy rain we had in our country over the last week, it is so pleasant to see your beautiful pictures, giving the feeling that summer still exists somewhere!
    Enjoy the sunny and warm days!
    Barbara

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  27. Hello Sarah,
    Lovely photos. I love the one of the cow under the tree. I wish I lived closer to the beach. It is not far but the traffic is horrible. The weather here in Southern California has been very humid but the evening for the last few days have been wonderful. Hubby, Opie and I have enjoyed sitting out side. How is your girl Daisy doing? Give that sweet puppy and kiss of the head for me.
    Have a wonderful day and it is almost the weekend. Yay!
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  28. Thank you for sharing! Love the photos!

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  29. Lovely to see the cows drinking and sheltering, I've felt sorry for all animals recently in this long hot spell of weather. I was in Paignton on Wednesday afternoon and it was packed out with holiday makers. Missing Brixham!

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  30. If your weather has been anything like ours you've gone from glorious weather on Monday to torrential downpours on Friday!

    Gorgeous images Sarah :)

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  31. So nice to see pictures of Weymouth, I was there about 47 years ago......... The pictures of the cows in the shade of the tree and in the water are really outstanding.

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