A few days ago, I went for a day trip to the Jurassic coast. It was a good idea. the weather was quite bad in Bristol and the more I drove toward Lyme Regis, the sunnier the weather was. I didn’t waste my day, making the most of the sunlight and its energy and coming back with some unexpected sunburn on my neck.
My day started at Lyme Regis, a small seaside town, which was nice and calm in the morning. I then began walking towards Charmouth. This is when things started to be little bit less charming. Due to the risk of landslides on the cliff edge, the coastal path has a diversion. Most of the diversion consisted of following the road apart from a nice bit in a forest when leaving Lyme Regis.
From Charmouth, after an hour wandering roads and looking at registration plates, I felt like the walk was about to start properly. Along the beach a few families were enjoying their Sunday at the coast while trying to keep themselves warm, slowly sipping a nice cup of tea while wrapping their hands around it and keeping it as close as possible to their chests. This is a very English thing.
Anyway, I am not sure if it is because I am used to the cooler air of Scotland, but I felt the weather was quite hot despite the wind. I spent most of the day without my jacket or even my jumper, while some of the other people were dressed in their winter clothes.
After a break in Charmouth I carried on with the walk, enjoying the charming coastal path to the Golden Cap. From the cliff, the view over the Jurassic coast, the English Channel and the beautiful Dorset countryside was very enjoyable. Coming back to Lyme Regis, the summer crowd had invaded the promenade and bars while others were relaxing on the beach. It was time for me to go home, I certainly had a very pleasant day and a nice walk.