Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".






Saturday, 2 April 2016

Just back from a quick visit to Weymouth and Swanage

A quick visit for a bike ride and visit to Portland with 'her indoors'


Our view from Redcliff Bed and Breakfast on the esplanade in Weymouth. Highly recommended, both view and guesthouse!


and sunrise the following morning


looking along the eighteen mile storm beach - Chesil


all these rounded pebbles, each with its own travel story to tell


Welcome to Portland, former home of HMS Osprey and the Lynx helicopter




A stroll around the Tout Quarry Sculpture Park











with views along Chesil beach


back in Weymouth harbour



a drop in at Swanage to watch the hang gliders off the far hills



and then a visit to Corfe Castle - wow - what a history.....well worth the visit





and no visit would be complete without seeing steam trains


This visit was all too fleeting for various reasons but we both agreed we need to go back and spend more time in this area again to do it full justice.......as soon as we can. 









2 comments:

robert.ditterich said...

Lovely pics Steve!

steve said...

Spooky! I check my blog, no comments. I check the blogs I read. I read yours and live it and post a comment. I come back here and hey you have posted...all in less than ten minutes.
Spooky!