Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Dorset - September 2014 - Portland

On Saturday morning we were up early ready for our bike ride directly from the site, along the all new cycle paths they now have in and around Weymouth, onto the Isle of Portland.  Our friends had decided to visit the Dorset County Show that day so it was just the two of us.

It was a very misty, overcast morning but very warm and the sun was trying to burn through. 

We stopped off at various viewpoints on Portland including one that looks across to Chesil Beach.  Once at Portland Bill we sat outside the Lobster Pot where we had our lunch overlooking the lighthouse.

By now the sun had come out and it was really warm.....luckily it was all downhill on the way back!  We stopped off at Sandsfoot Castle, which sits overlooking both Weymouth and Portland on the Rodwell Trail.  We had a lovely locally made ice cream here before heading back to the campsite.

That evening all four of us biked into the local village for a few drinks and our evening meal at the Lugger Inn (and excellent it was too).  We had managed 27 miles on our bike that day, plus the odd few there and back to the pub so an early night was very welcome!

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