Thursday 16th October 2014
The forecast was for heavy showers, so we wondered how we were going to fare when it came to walks. In the morning we went back to Langdon Hill and walked around in the opposite direction, taking the lower, slightly longer path.
We managed to avoid any rain for most of the walk, although it was a bit murky. When we walked along the higher path on Tuesday we had a problem with Max keep wanting to run off down the fairly steep slopes through the trees. Today on the lower path he ignored the trees completely – typical! I took a photo looking up through them, though, which I think works particularly well in black and white.
As we got back to the car it started to rain quite heavily, and by the time we were heading home it was tipping it down. I had planned to drive down to the hamlet at Eype, just along from West Bay, on the way home, but it was raining too heavily as we approached the turn. Then, by the time we were almost at West Bay it stopped, so I turned round and drove back there. I’m not sure I should have bothered. It was pretty bleak.
I did get a good photo of Jez on the beach though.
And this shot, looking west, includes the hut that served as the scene of the murder in the TV series Broadchurch.
But I’ll leave it to Chris to sum up what he thought of our visit to Eype.
In the afternoon we went into the town of Bridport, where we got well and truely rained on. I was hoping to find some small shops to wander around but, as with many high streets nowadays, there were very few small shops of any interest. In the end the only shop we ventured into was the pet shop, and that was to try and buy a new lead as one of our has broken.
We did find a poster in the carpark though, which shows the main locations used for filming Broadchurch.
I hope you can make that out.
In the evening we went back into Bridport to meet an old friend, Mandy, who used to be a fellow actor on Murder Weekends (something we used to do from 2000 – 2008. We had a lovely evening chatting with her and catching up on old times and old friends.
A year ago today
Max and I had a wet walk at Upton Country Park.