Monday, 29 June 2015

Low tide at Lyme Regis


It's been a mixture of sunshine and showers this weekend. Luckily our trip to Lyme Regis was in the sunshine!



Wouldn't it be wonderful to wake up to this sea view every day?


It was low tide and the view from the beach looking along the coastline towards home was stunning.  It is always strange when visiting the Mediterranean not to see the level of the sea rise up and down during the day!





After a walk along the beach it's always fun to stroll along the high street and pop into some of the independent shops and specialist food shops before heading to the beach at the other end of the town   for a picnic.  I'm not sure why we chose to sit in a sandy patch - Tavi thought it would be a good idea to practice digging and sand went everywhere!!


 The top of the harbour's curving stone wall made famous in the French Lieutenant's Woman is always a popular place to walk, I prefer only doing this when the sea is calm like this !


The number of beach chalets has decreased since the devastation of the winter storms in 2014 when many were destroyed in mud slides..



Looking back towards the harbour and town....




I hope some sun shone in your direction over the weekend too!

Sarah x

33 comments:

  1. Oh it's such a lovely place isn't. I'm glad you (and Tavi!) had a good time there. A well deserved break! CJ xx

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  2. What lovely views! I've never been to Lyme Regis but it's on my list!

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    1. I know you will get there one day! Sarah x

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  3. Love all the colours in photo No. 3 Sarah and I also like the 'ammonite' street lighting along the front at Lyme Regis reflecting the fact that it is the Jurassic Coast.

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  4. What amazing photos! I fell in love with the name of your blog and had fun reading several of your posts. I live in Florida but not right on the ocean. I love spending time on the beach though...it's my dream to live right on the beach some day. I'm drawn to the sea! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Lovely to meet you go too it's always lovely to connect to others who share my love of the sea. Sarah x

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  5. Good morning, Sarah - we have sunshine, and my yellow elderflower ist burned. So bad.
    Your pictures are beautiful, I love the sea, and a seaviewcottage I had last week - in Scotland. My mind is allways there.

    Sigrun

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  6. Hello Sarah,
    I think its amazing how the tide goes so far out on those English beaches, and one can walk across.
    Super photos of Lyme Regis. A beautiful spot to have a pic nic.
    Thank you Sarah, for leaving your kind comments over at my blog. So appreciated.
    Have a good week.. I hope that you have some sunny days.
    val

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  7. Oh that looks wonderful :) I'd love to be by the seaside now, been sat in the sunshine watching a pre-school sports day and it's too hot

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  8. Oh, a seaside town is always on my list of must-see places over the summer, Sarah! What an enchanting place, celebrated with bunting flags, little shoppes open to the sunshine, and the ebb and flow of life. WONDERFUL! Anita

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  9. Lovely Lyme! We were there recently, for a few hours on our way home from the West Country.

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  10. One of our favourite places too ...
    M x

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  11. Tavi must have shed sand for days after his time at the beach digging! I think the beach huts are so picturesque. It's sad to hear that some of them were destroyed last year in the big storms. Gorgeous pictures as always, Sarah!

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  12. I remember holidaying in Lyme Regis when I was little.. we had family that lived near Axminster in Devon. It's a lovely place :o)

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  13. It looks like a wonderful place to stroll around and picnic, just like you did. I hope I can visit one day! Juliex

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  14. Thank you Sarah, for taking me along with you on this great trip to Lyme Regis... The photos are simply breathtaking, and I can just see little Tavi playing in the sand...
    blessings,
    Penny

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  15. You know that I love Lyme Regis, and I always enjoy seeing other peoples pictures. It is a wonderful place isn't it! xx

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  16. oops...I started scrolling back and commenting as I caught up on your posts, Sarah, and now am not sure I commented on this one :) but if so I am enjoying it again and thank you for posting. It would be wonderful to wake up every day to the view you shared! xx

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  17. I think I say this every time but it truly is a wonderful seaside life that you live. I now can understand why you moved too. It would be heavenly to live in that cottage overlooking the sea. Do you ever kayak? My husband and I want to begin to. I was on the rowing team back in my years at University. I know kayaking is a very different sport but it is on the water and that is what I miss. We are heading to our coast this weekend to escape the heatwave inland.

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  18. No I haven't tried kayaking, I can't swim very well so that puts me off! Hope you cool down by the coast this weekend. Sarah x

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  19. Lovely photos - I totally fell in love with Lyme Regis when I was at the RC spring fair. I'm going to stay there when I come to the summer fair. Can't wait!

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  20. This is such a beautiful town! Waking up to the sea everyday would be like a dream.

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  21. Hello Sarah,
    I feel as though I have been on a little summer holiday, and my spirit is renewed !
    What a beautiful place Lyme Regis is, I've never visited but my grandma stayed there many times, I remember the postcards she used to send home, and those serene beach views.
    You live in such a beautiful area of the world, magical no less :)
    Thank you for sharing it's beauty.

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  22. Thank you for such a lovely tour. I do like low tide though not so good with a dog ! x

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  23. Lovely photos, Sarah. I've never been to Lyme Regis it looks like our sort of place. Must try to visit sometime. Margaretxx

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  24. I always delight in the pleasure of my foot sinking in the sand so I totally share Tavi's excitement for doing the same! Beautiful sea scenery, stunning photos.
    Olympia

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  25. Seeing Lyme always brings back happy memories. There are some lovely splashes of colour in your photos too which adds to the happy feeling.

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  26. Oh Sarah, you and I are sea sisters! You on one end of the western world, me on the other. But one this units us: the wavering tides of the sea....ebbing and flowing its gifts. Enjoy yourself and I too, as I remember the sound and taste of the salt air every day that my husband and I walked the beach. AND we "met" the cutest dogs there! Teehehee....many a Westie and one particular Welsh terrier that was smaller than the average WT; he loved to roll in the sand with his legs straight up in the air. It was hilarious. But I guess I'd do the same thing if I lived near the beach! HAHAHAHHA

    LOVE!

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    1. Ahh that Welsh terrier sounds as if he loved the sea too! Tavi has started taking his ball into the waves andthen chasing it back in shore! Sarah x

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  27. Oh, Sarah, what a perfect day. A walk on the beach, the sea air, a little shopping, I'm glad you took us with you.
    Amalia
    xo

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  28. Hello Sarah, thank you for letting me tag along on your adventure. What a beautiful place and yes it would be heaven waking up to a view like that each morning:) Oh, I love the light posts in the village, they are stunning, like the cherry on top on a perfect weekend.
    Keep smiling,
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

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  29. Lovely photos Sarah. I love the one of the Cobb - beautiful sky - and the last one with bunting over the street. Lyme Regis is a beautiful place. Hope you've had sunshine this weekend. We've had heavy rain for most of today (but it mean's I won't need to water the garden...).

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  30. Oh what a lovely post.
    Lyme Regis is a lovely place.

    All the best Jan

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