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Dorset Day Trips – Lyme Regis/Poole

2 Sep

Now I’m properly settled in Bournemouth it’s time to start exploring the neighbouring towns.

I must admit that I am no stranger to Lyme Regis. I visited the coastal town in my youth to visit the location of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, one of my favourite novels. Not that I remember much of the occasion. I couldn’t have been much older than 12.

But I am looking forward to revisit the town and soak up its literary atmosphere – to linger on the steps where Louisa Musgrove fell and sank into unconsciousness. She subsequently got nursed back to health by her would-be husband. I’d rather forego on the accident but wouldn’t mind the happy ending. Sigh. Captain Wentworth.

At any rate, I have become rather fond of coastal towns. Last weekend, I briefly explored the harbour town of Poole. Some mighty fine ships there were! I would’ve commandeered one of them had I possession of a crew. Alas! But I enjoyed my harbour stroll regardless.

I’m just not sure what to wear and whether to bring my brolly or not. After two days of fine, sunny weather tomorrow is sure to be a disappointment but thunderstorms are rather becoming of seaside locations, are they not? I shall return bearing gifts. That is, hopefully I’ll be able to take some photographs.

I will certainly bring my notepad. Just in case..