And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by .....
John Masefield in his poem Sea Fever but I did want to go to the seaside again before the school holidays when the beaches will be crowded with holiday makers. So today having been to the weekly market at Dorchester and had some lunch it being only 2.30 we decided to catch a bus (bus passes at the ready) to nearby Weymouth some 8 miles distant.
Being a beautiful day the beach was already busy and the donkeys were ready and waiting for customers - I wonder if they know how many weeks of giving rides they have ahead of them now?
and the Punch and Judy stall all set up.
I hadn't realised that this is one of the few remaining seaside Punch and Judy shows left and although I don't like them myself and was always terrified as a child by the cackling voice of Punch as he regularly beat up his poor wife it is sad that such things are becoming so rare. (click on the photo to read the info board).
We wandered round to the old harbour where we sat over a cup of tea in one of our favourite cafes before walking back to the beach and along the Front where we caught the bus back to Dorchester where we'd left the car and were soon home.
A lovely breath of sea air- I can wait till September to visit here again now!