A cup of tea by the shore
We're off to Portland to Church Ope Cove to sit on the beach with a cup of tea and admire the views. I wondered whether you would care to join us?
It's quite a climb down, with many steep stone steps, but we can stop and admire the view on the way.......
This is a favourite destination of ours, maybe you recognised some of the stones from my header above.
Isn't it beautiful down on the beach, I could sit down here all day. Do you take sugar?
Some lucky people have beach huts down here. The walls of their "gardens" have been created from the stones on the beach.
The gaps in this stone wall have been filled with smaller pebbles - it's a sculpture in itself.
We are not quite alone, there are fishermen here too, it looks like one of them may be in luck!
Also, there are a few photographers here today, they are taking a picture of the rusty winch that used to haul the fishing boats onto the shore.
As we can't get close to the winch today, so I will show you instead a picture of it taken sometime ago. I'm sure it has been moved further up the beach now.
Unfortunately as we have climbed down, so we will now have to climb back up, let's follow the coast path.
Phew, that was a quite a climb! Can you see now see the cove below us? On the skyline to the top left is the badly ruined remains of Rufus castle - a Norman castle.
Let's head back home now. I hope you have enjoyed the sea air too.