|Weymouth Town Clock|
|Tortoiseshell Feeding Station|
|Weymouth Beach Huts|
I thoroughly enjoyed my wander along
seafront, which looked Weymouth a most agreeable place to stay. Certainly the hotels were an appealing bunch, with most of them traditional in architecture and welcome – no gaudy stuff here! Eventually I came to the edge of town and for the last section of level walking along to Bowleze Cove the path continues along the protective sea wall. At Bowleze Cove I left the road and civilization behind me as I climbed up and over the first piece of high ground for the day. From here on I knew that my way forward would not be so easy.
|Bowleze Holiday Centre|
The path took a better route around the hotel than suggested in the guide book, taking the seaward side initially before bending back and taking an inland route on the other side. I plodded up the next hill, Redcliff Point and stopped briefly at the top to look back at the view across
. The countryside along this stretch of the coast had a decidedly autumnal look about it now – many of the summer flowers had set seed, blackberries were beginning to ripen and even the leaves on the trees were on the turn. Yet, there was plenty of insect life about with bees and wasps in particular trying to extract the last of the nectar out of whatever flowers they could find. Weymouth Harbour
A little further along the coast and I passed by what I took to be another facility provided for the Olympics and a rather surprising and random facility. Out on the open cliff top was a temporary shower that had been fitted presumably alongside a campsite that was now entirely deserted. Private showers would not have been the order of the day here, for each of the shower heads were totally open and not even cubicles were provided. Not the usual thing you find out in the middle of the countryside that’s for sure!
|Keeping Us Safe|
|St Catherine's Chapel|
|Approaching White Nothe|
|Former Coastguard Cottages|