On Sunday we went to Lyme Regis. Lyme is about 50 minutes drive from Weymouth, and the hippo had a bit of a struggle getting up the hills on the coast road. It is a very pretty drive...
The view looking back towards Weymouth and Porland with the long sweep of Chesil Beach.
We had visited Lyme before of course, during our Dorset adventures last summer. Our main reason for setting out on this occasion was to have a look at the Town Mill, which was having a rare winter open day. However I was also enthusiastic about finding the plaque dedicated to Sir George Somers, which we had failed to find last year. (We did in fact find it, and the details are on the relevant page of the Bermuda blog).
Lyme is a pretty town, and our first port of call - literally - was the Cobb. The Cobb is a medieval stone harbour, probably dating from the 13th century when the town was granted its Royal Charter. Obviously it has been considerably rebuilt since then, and its present form is mainly the result of restoration in the 1820s.
Interior of the Cobb.
View across the Cobb towards the town.
Colourful fishing gear heaped up on the Cobb
At the far end of the the Cobb we did indeed find the plaque commemorating Sir George Somers, details of which are on the Bermuda blog.
These photos do not really do justice to the bitterly cold wind, and after loitering on the Cobb for a while we went into the town to have a cup of tea. We then wondered around looking at various bookshops and junk shops. By the time we got to the Mill it was ten past four and it had closed for the day. So we went home, via Whitchurch Canonicorum (see below).
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