Thursday, 9 October 2014

Chesil Waves and Sirens

Last Thursday in Weymouth ( a week ago now!)  we got the bus  across the causeway to Portland to have lunch at the Cove House Inn - special of hake  with chorizo, spinach and mushrooms was  delicious. Rather  more tranquil scenes to when we visited in February  (below)!
 A few days after we visited in February there were monumental waves  that engulfed the pub ( below image from news item). As it happened during our visit this time the pub was covered in scaffolding  and they were just putting the finishing touches to new storm shutters. 
After lunch we strolled in the sun  along towards the Chiswell Earthworks  a land sculpture by John Maine. Along the sea wall  the Environment Agency was out in force, providing information on flood defences while they  were  having practices of the flood sirens( very loud - as it needs to be)

On Friday we went  into Weymouth itself for our annual visit to the beer festival  -  lovely to see the tall ship 'Pelican'  in the harbour. Our  favourite was GIPA from Gyle 59.
Then after lunch at the Ship we  caught the 5pm train home - a bit tiring but it  meant I could go to the Quilters Guild Regional day in Vauxhall the following day ( talks by  Linda Seward and Liz Trenow about their books )

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