We are all a bit tired today: we had the loudest and most terrific thunderstorm we’ve ever known, amazing sheet and forked lightning and rumbles that shook the house and turned the electricity off. It started at 1am and continued till after 9am, going further away and returning to over our heads again. This morning there are rust droppings from the windows on all the ledges! We sat around till 10am then decided it was time to whinge, as we needed coffee or tea and hot water etc. John (the house factotum) came to our rescue and
reset the trip switches.
We then fortified ourselves with mushroom omelette and bacon and then drove off to explore
Lulworth, which has a castle, a beach, a cove and a deserted village! The castle was rigged up for tourists and the deserted village was being used for army
manoeuvres with ”no access“ and ”beware of gunfire” notices everywhere, so we settled for the cove and beach where we bumped into Jackie Weeks and family who also live in Yardley Gobion!!! This is also a very pretty area with no tourists and some lovely rock formations with natural “doors” leading out to sea.
Dungy Head and Durdle Door
Peter and Nick attempt to see Durdle
Door, an eroded cliff arch a mile or so east of Lulworth. We climbed a
well made path over a headland, Dungy
Head, but we were soon enveloped in a mist.
A hoard of kids from a school trip said that there was nothing to
see, and that the sweet shop was "back that way." So we aborted,
and rejoined Andrew and Laura in Lulworth Cove for a cuppa and a generic
sticky bun. (By which time the mist had cleared.....)
Steak and Guinness Pie
We meandered awhile there, then adjourned to good old
Tesco’s for some ingredients so that I could prepare Steak and Guinness
pie with green pie and mash for tonight’s supper. Which was very
nice too, thankyou!
We are now all sitting around having had an evening stroll, still too full and drinking plum brandy procured at a little wine shop in
Lulworth. Tomorrow we'll explore the delights of Weymouth!