Winter In West Bay

My daughter is rediscovering her love of photography and requested heading out somewhere yesterday to take some snaps. It had to be somewhere that would also occupy a three year old, so we settled on a trip to West Bay. We are lucky enough to live a few miles from there, and seeing it on Broadchurch this week reminded me how beautiful it is and how we were overdue a return visit.

Boy it was cold and windy, but so, so stunning too. We slipped and slid our way up and down the towering hills of shingle. We looked for pretty stones. We ran away from the stinging winds to revive ourselves with hot chips on the harbourside. And my daughter snapped away. On my camera, (hers currently being a bit broken) which meant I had to rely on my trusty phone for my own snaps. The following are a combination of her snaps and mine.


beach safety

betsy camera



west bay with the kids

syd west bay



fish and chips


Having got more than our prescribed dose of very fresh air we decided on a visit to Molly’s Den in Bridport for hot chocolates and vintage mooching. This recently opened warehouse is packed with all sorts of pretty things, vintage delights, gorgeous furniture, frocks and hats and all manner of fabulous stuff. It also has a very cute rock’n’roll themed cafe, and importantly a kids play area with toys and bricks and the like to occupy Syd. Betsy was able to sneak off and take some stylish photos of the bits and bobs that caught her eye, (I will save them for another day as this post is already a bit photo heavy), and Syd had some cake and a play while I warmed my bones with a hot drink. A perfect Sunday.

How was your weekend?

Love Miss Cisco XXX



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  1. January 12, 2015 / 10:30 am

    It looks like the perfect place for a spot of photography, and even though it is dreadful weather at the moment nothing quite beats a walk by the sea ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. January 12, 2015 / 10:58 am

    Lovely! There’s nothing better than getting out on a windy day, and you’re the second post I’ve read today that has inspired me to inspire the kids on a walk by getting them to take photos.
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  3. January 12, 2015 / 11:07 am

    I love heading down to the beach whatever the weather, it looks like you had a great but blustery day. Plus a rock n roll cafe sounds ace x
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  4. January 12, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    It looks lovely. We live by the sea and wow it has been VERY windy. I love giving the boys a camera in order to get them out and about
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  5. January 12, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Perfect SUnday indeed!!! What great pics. And that really is a lovely part of the world.

    God I love Broadchurch, it is such great TV. Though I do want to grab Olivia and stop her crying and make her my new BFF
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  6. January 12, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    That looks perfect! Such gorgeous photos of Syd too. I have often commented during Broadchurch that it looks really beautiful. I have never been and would love to visit.
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  7. January 12, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    We went to West Bay when I was pregnant with the twins and LOVED it. Ever since Broadchurch we’ve been dying to return.
    Love your photos too
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  8. January 12, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    I love that you have all such a nice day out. I find it great when my oldest and youngest like being in the same place iykwim. Gorgeous photos. I need to get my boys back outdoors again.
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  9. January 12, 2015 / 10:56 pm

    what a lovely day, pottering snapping drinking hot chocolate eating cake. pretty perfect x
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  10. January 13, 2015 / 11:52 am

    Such lovely photos. It sounds like the perfect wintery day, especially chips by the harbour. Fabulous x

  11. January 13, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    I’m so jealous you get to be near the seaside, it is one place I always feel relaxed x
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  12. January 14, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    This looks gorgeous and your pics are amazing.

  13. January 15, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    I drove through West Bay after going to the Spring Tide festival last May and was surprised how small it is. I really need to come back for a proper visit and stand where David Tennant did, after all that the closest i will get to him
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  14. January 17, 2015 / 9:15 am

    My eldest lives taking photos. What a lovely windy day

  15. January 17, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    What a great post, I bet it was lovely to get out with the two of them and not have to worry so much about snapping away. They’re all fab photos. The beach in winter is great fun, a lot less people and almost as much to do. Overall sounds like a brilliant day out. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.
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