Yesterday the weather forecast suggested hints of sunshine, so my eldest and I took that as a sign to head off on an adventure to make the most of it. We picked Lyme Regis as our destination, and set off as soon as we had done the school run. On arrival it was still early-ish for winter, and the sun was still coming up, the sky streaked with dark clouds.
After parking at the top of the town, we soon found ourselves at the seafront where the still rising sun cast it’s glow across the rippling water.
With flashes of blue sky to cheer us along, we made our way to the famous Cob Harbour, strolling halfway round the top before white horse sprays breaching the wall sent us scurrying down again – soaking in freezing sea water not being part of my plan!
At the end of the harbour we had to swap cameras (she has a much nicer one than me) so I could take on the role of dutiful parent, snapping my Daughter for pictures for her own blog (see her post here – and yes, I sympathise with the ‘instagram husbands’!). I dearly wish I was allowed to share some of the more hilarious out-takes, but you will just have to imagine the star jump pose for yourself as I am only allowed to share this one of the back of her head!
It was shortly after this that I realised that I couldn’t feel my fingers anymore, so we nipped into a seafront bar for a hot drink. When we came back out again Summer had arrived. The clouds had more or less cleared. the skies were brightest blue, and the braver amongst us would have gleefully shed their coats. It was stunning, and I developed total beach hut envy as I watched people setting up outside their pastel cabins to make the most of the suns rays.
We followed it up with lunch in a pub overlooking the water, with the kind of seats you could only dream of in peak season. Filled with chips we struggled our way back up the very steep hill passed pretty houses with colourful paintwork.
Somewhat out of breath, we made it to the car and started the trundle home in time to pick the boys up from school. We paused briefly at Seatown on the way home, and being Winter, the sun was already starting to go down and the brief blue skies were fading back to cloud. We did see some ducks tho…
A lovely day out in Lyme Regis, even if I did feel the slightest bit guilty that the men of the family had all missed out by being at school or work – poor chaps!
Love Miss Cisco XXX