The sun is shining and the forecast is set fair for the weekend. What else could one ask for. This short break was arranged some weeks ago and has been eagerly anticipated since. It’s not too far away, 100 miles, so travel should be relatively easy. Although one never knows these days with traffic every heavier on main roads.
The idea is to base the trip in Dorchester, Dorset, and travel out from there. Strangely, although living in the South for most of my life, I have not visited this particular town or region before.
Arriving in Dorchester around midday it was decided to use the remainder of the day to explore the town. It soon became obvious that the historic market town is moving with the times and embracing new development. Unlike a great many other towns around the Country, Dorchester seems to be blending old and new to the benefit of all. Long may it last.
After an early start Saturday was spent visiting Portland, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Kimmeridge Bay. Just a small section of the Jurassic Coast but one that is well worth a visit. Stout shoes/boots are essential as well as warm clothing to guard against the strong and often cold winds.