Recently, our good friends Bobbie and John from Nottingham visited us for a couple of days. Living in Nottingham, they don’t see much of the sea, so when they visit, we normally try to do some coast walking, or at least get to the coast. Obviously, October isn’t the ideal month for this and we were pretty disappointed with what the weather had to offer.
Some years ago, Bobbie had started on a walk to Golden Cap on the Dorset coast, but had not actually got there. As the weather was meant to be dry until after lunch on the better of the two days that they were with us, we thought that we could put this right and enjoy the views from Golden Cap.
We parked in the National Trust car park at Langdon Hill and started the short walk and easy route up to Golden Cap. It started to rain as we exited the car park but this wasn’t too bad since there was plenty of shelter from the trees of Langdon Wood. There was also a bit of a view of the sea, looking down towards Seatown.
As we struck off from the Langdon Wood circular walk, towards Golden Cap, we left this shelter, but the rain was still not too bad. When, however, we arrived at the top of the climb, the heavens opened and, of course there was absolutely nowhere to shelter. After some good few minutes of torrential rain we were soaked, but the rain eased and was very quickly replaced by low cloud. The following photo shows the wonderful views of the surrounding coast that can be expected on a day such as this! It also shows that we still enjoyed the walk, and have a sense of humour.
After this, we gave up on the walk.returned to the car and went to Lyme Regis to have some lunch.
Sorry, no photographic merit in this post. Just a reminder that we can still get out and have fun, even when the British weather doesn’t cooperate.