Thursday, 25 April 2013

Along the Jurassic Coast

It was rather foggy yesterday (Wednesday), not the best conditions for a scenic drive along the coast with Hilary towards Bridport but we enjoyed it immensely  anyway. We headed first to see exhibition of Kate Dowty's work on display at Eype - I enjoyed seeing her quilts at FoQ last year but being in the surroundings that inspired them gives a whole new  dimension .  The steep banks of the lanes were covered in primroses and celandines
We then headed to Burton Bradstock where we had lovely locally caught seafood at the Hive Beach Cafe.
Ian battled valiantly with the largest crab he's ever tackled.
After lunch we walked a little  way along Hive Beach to see the spectacular cliffs ( the risk of rock falls is too great to venture  far, especially after the tragic accident there last year.)


While I did a little sketching(top), Ian and Hilary constructed an ammonite from stones to add to the  many beach art constructions ( had to get in a very uncomfortable position to peer through this arch!) 

And as a final treat, a boat with wonderful peeling paint!


Lizzie Drake said...

Glad you are having a good time and you have good weather. Sorry to have missed you. The Nantes show was excellent and I had a chat with Anne Worringer. Phew!!! Blown away by her work. I missed her last year at Festival.

Margaret Cooter said...

Fabulous rock formations on the beach (do they cry out to be painted white and rearranged into "landscapes"?)

fabriquefantastique said...

no wonder you had to go for a walk after a crab that size! Its impossible to get fresh crab here in Toronto.
I also, would not be able to resist the lovely blue boat...