A walk around ‘Broadchurch’

Tuesday 14th October 2014 (Part 2)

So we had our lunch and a short rest and then mid-afternoon we walked down to the harbour and beach at ‘Broadchurch’, aka West Bay. I took loads of photos – far too many to share here – so I’m going to select a few for you. As I said previously, if you want to see all of them then please click on my Flickr stream to the right of the page and it will take you to my Flickr account where you can look through them all.

This is a view across the original harbour.

The harbout, West Bay, Dorset

A different view across the harbour, together with the fishing boats.

West Bay Harbour

Time for a snack.

Snack time

The new pontoons at the harbour end of the new Jurassic Pier.

New ponttons under black skies

Beachside cottages.

Beachside cottages

The cottages from a slightly different angle.

Hiding behind the beach

Those famous cliffs.

The cliffs at West Bay, Dorset

The west beach.

West Bay

Heading back to the caravan.

Parkdean Caravan Park

And finally, this is where we were staying.

The caravan we stayed in

There will be more holiday adventures and photos tomorrow.

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In which we go on a short break

Monday 13th October 2014

A few weeks ago I booked us a short, 4 day break in a caravan at West Bay in Dorset. Many of you won’t know where West Bay is, but it is the small port attached to the west Dorset town of Bridport, and in recent times is better known as Broadchurch from the TV detective series of the same name. Chris and the dogs had never stayed in a caravan before, so I was hoping that they were going to like it.

We were told check in was from 4pm so we were in no hurry. We packed during the morning and loaded the car after lunch – in the pouring rain. The rain continued throughout the hour-long drive down to West Bay. We arrived at 3pm and fortunately were able to check into the caravan early. By the time we had unpacked the rain had just about stopped, so we took the dogs for a walk down the beach. As you can see, it was a little bit bleak, but those cliffs in the background are easily recognisable if you watched the TV series.

It was a bit bleak on the beach at West Bay

As you can see, Chris wasn’t too sure about the weather, but the dogs were really happy to be there.

After a short walk it was back to the caravan, where Chris and the dogs settled down for the evening.

Comfy cosy in our caravan

Unfortunately rain is forecast for most of the week, but I’m hoping to get out and about with the camera.

A year ago today

My Sunday morning baking resulted in a batch of egg custard tarts.

Egg Custard Tarts