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Once upon a walk

The good Mrs Driscoll, our Boxer Grace and I did the coastal path walk from Bowleaze Cove to Osmington Mills and back a distant of 7 miles undulating walk with a nice lunch at the Smugglers Inn and 2 pints of Badgers finest in the bargain.

You may of read in the news recently about the cracks that appeared in the cliff near Bowleaze , well here they are


There are some lovely views too along the path


And woodland too

Can we have a Peacock xing please!

A very pleasent 5 hours 😀

Portland Bill

Went to Portland Bill today with the good Mrs Driscoll. Very barren – spot the tree! Had lunch in the Lobster Pot, very nice bacon baguette and Cream tea.

   
    
    
    
 

Reblog – Crocus farm seeks volunteers for the Big Pot Up, Sep 19

Volunteers are needed to pot up 21,000 Crocus Sativus corms in the centre of Croydon next week to ensure an autumn harvest of their precious saffron crop – which is worth its weight in gold, and then some. Last month, gardening enthusiast Ally McKinley staged a successful crowd-funding exercise, raising more than £4,000 in less […]

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/09/10/crocus-farm-seeks-volunteers-for-the-big-pot-up-sep-19/

Visit to Corfe Castle

Easter Sunday saw my son Richard and I pay a visit to Corfe Castle. The castle was on his hit list of places to visit so we duly jumped in the car and made it so.

Journeying to the park and ride at Norden we jumped on the train to Corfe Castle for a 2 minute ride.

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On arrival at Corfe we had a quick look round the station

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And then off to the castle. £9 admission rather put us off so we wandered round the village and came across the model village at a reasonable £3.95 so in we went. Well worth the money as these views show

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Then back to the village and we found a nature trail that gave better views of the castle.

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Back to the village which suffers from major traffic congestion but still has some nice views

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Corfe is a nice to visit but a car drivers nightmare.

Lulworth Cove & Durdle Dor

Today’s Driscoll tour took us first to Lulworth Cove and then onto Durdle Dor. Lulworth Cove was lovely but not as exhausting as Durdle Dor.

Here are the photos of Lulworth Cove

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Very quaint but at the same time very commercial. Rather than do the 1 and half mile hike to Durdle Dor from the Cove we drove to the Durdle Dor holiday park and used the car park. The walk down to Durdle Dor is rather steep

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And you also go rather close to the edge

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The descent to Durdle Dor is down rather steep steps but is well worth the effort

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Trouble is going down got to go back up. A steep ascent and much puffing and panting later we reach the car park. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Dad and son time – A trip to North Norfolk

Saturday saw Richard and I venture off into deepest North Norfolk, first to Horsey and the to Happisburgh.

Horsey windpump was a bit of a disappointment as the sails had been removed for restoration however we went to the top and got a good view of the surrounding countryside.

After a spot of lunch Richard and I made our way to Happisburgh. Parking in a field near the lighthouse we came across the Owl barn with lots of baby owls on display, to hold and photograph, an unexpected bonus and Richard took some lovely owl photos. On then to the lighthouse and after parking up off down to the beach. Typically deserted but lovely all the same, signs of the coastal erosion taking place we’re every where. There was even wheat growing on the edge of the cliff near the farmers field!

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One other discovery was an old pill box, one of two situated near the lighthouse, surprisingly of brick construction where as those in the fields near Yarmouth are concrete.

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Many have been bricked up but this one is still open hence the photo above viewing the lighthouse.

Finally to the lighthouse it’s self.

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The two cottages are a bit of a mystery at the foot of the lighthouse. I guess they had two keepers at one time, I wonder if they both talked to each other? A job I guess you had to get on with each other being so isolated.

Amazing photos

Nice shots of wild life, you’ve just got to see the shots of the Blue Tit who has made a home in the buffer of an old railway wagon!

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