Wednesday, 27 September 2017

A day trip to Swanage in Dorset

As the weather was set to be fairly good, Brian and I decided that we needed a short break and headed off to Bournemouth.   We spent one morning in Swanage which is close to Bournemouth.  Despite it being a windy day, the sun was shining.   I was keen to try out my new camera - a Sony Cyber Shot RX100-3.


The first thing we saw when we walked down to the front was this marquee which had been completely blown down in the gales the previous evening.



 View across the bay to the cliffs

 One of the nice things about Swanage is the train station with its steam engines.  These are a few pictures of the train being made ready for its trip.





Carriages in the sidings



All aboard!

Another view across the bay


Towards the end of the pier.  We were horrified to see that there is a £1 per person charge to 'stroll' on the pier.  We gave it a miss.

Breakwater

Rowing boats 'docked' on dry land

 We left Swanage shortly after lunch and made our way to see some friends who live in Wool, a bit further along the coast.  The sat nav directed us a different way back to the main road and we came across these views across to Poole Harbour



Finally, some photo's of Bournemouth.  The weather was not that good on our last day so not many photographs were taken.  This is a view of the pier - good grief, they charge £1.25 to walk on their pier!


This pigeon thinks its a kingfisher perched on this stick

Rockery in the Winter Gardens.



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