Monday, 18 April 2016

weekend #16

We spent the weekend visiting friends in Poole.

My bestie moved to Poole in Dorset 18 months ago and until Friday I had yet to visit her; I know I'm a totally bad friend. I'm lucky that she doesn't hold a grudge, however we were well overdue a visit, so on Friday afternoon we hopped in the car and headed south...

My friend and her boy live a stone's throw from the sea and the spectacular Jurassic Coast - it is beautiful, even at dusk after hours cooped up in the car. Friday night was spent admiring the breathtaking scenery and catching up over good food and a few drinks :)

On Saturday morning we decided to head out into the sunshine to see a little more of the immediate vicinity and walk Milo, their miniature pinscher ...

Once Milo had burnt off some energy, we tucked him up at home and headed along the coast to the Sandbanks area for a stroll along the golden sands which link Poole to Bournemouth...

 
...all the while gazing at the homes that line the beach, as some fetch as much as £10m(!) while the ones pictured command north of £1m #howtheotherhalflive

After crossing the bay to the Studland, we decided to stop off at a seafood restaurant, which is actually their wedding reception venue, for a drink and snacks. It's a beautiful seafood restaurant with unspoiled views of the bay, and Brownsea Island in the distance; I cannot wait until next June because she could not have picked a more perfect place to party the night away...
From here we headed in land a little and stopped for some lunch at The Bankes Arms, before wandering along some country lanes for views up the coast. With full bellies, we jumped back in the car and drove to Swanage, where we wandered around the town and enjoyed an nice cream (which I forgot to photograph)...
Knackered from all that exploring, we spent Saturday night eating pizza and watching all kinds of trashy TV, before retiring to bed around 11pm #rocknroll

Sunday started with another dog walk around the immediate area, but this time we went right along the Quay and strolled around Old Poole, past quaint cottages, olde worlde shops and an array of sea vessels, from row boats to large yachts; we even took a stroll to The Guildhall, where next year's wedding will take place #excited


We couldn't leave without hubby getting a photo with the life-sized bronze statue of Lord Baden-Powell on Poole Quay, right beside the dock where boat trips to the island depart (if you weren't aware, Baden-Powell founded the Scout Movement when he held the first Scout Camp on Brownsea Island in 1907)...

With the car packed and hugs exchanged, we started the journey home; however, to make the four hour journey more bearable we decided to stop off at Stonehenge, where we couldn't resist a selfie or two...


We had a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. This looks like such a great place to explore! glad you all had a good time.

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