We had a few plans for today but nothing very concrete and nothing particularly exciting until Dh announced this morning that he wanted to go to Lyme Regis.
Lyme Regis is a seaside town I had vague memories of visiting as a child, and he looked it up and thought it looked nice. So after a hearty breakfast cooked by Dh I got my 1992 £1 road atlas out (never lets us down....except for when there is new roads built since 1992 and I get...confused ; ) and we were off!
Lyme Regis is absolutely delightful. It's a seaside town that has moved with the times but also has a classic look, offering lots of independent and quirky shops, as well as a beautiful beach. We started with a walk along the beach, which was bustling with people arriving and setting up their wind breaks and parasols, then as we were coming back up through the gardens leading away from the beach a black cloud came over and the heavens opened. We sheltered in the band stand and waited for it to pass over. As we walked on we could smell the trees and flowers mixed with that gorgeous 'cool rain on a warm day' smell :)
We went for a look round the town and found some lovely quirky shops including an independent stationers and a few secondhand bookshops. We found a fab cafe called Aroma which had a fantastic menu including loads of veggie, dairy free and gluten free options. I had stuffed mushrooms and dh had a sandwich with rainbow salad and a cranberry rock cake. The cost was very reasonable and it had a lovely atmosphere. It was nice to sit and watch the world go by.
We explored thr town further and found some lovely antique and curio shops to look around.
We headed back home mid afternoon. We would love to go back. We had a great day :)
|We got caught in a downpour!|