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Sunny Jurassic Coastal Weekend

Sunset at Seatown , Rocking Dog

Sunset at Seatown

We managed to run to the sun this weekend and had a lovely time camping in our Pod. Staying at Golden Cap we were able to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beach. Poor Real Live Rocking Dog was not amused by my kicking skills. His ball quickly drifted out to sea and there followed one of those agonising Tom Hanks Wilson moments!

Saturday saw the rather nutty hat festival in Bridport. Some great headwear was being sported by young and old, human and canine. I liked the trilby modelled out of Golden Virginia tobacco pouches, chic 1940’s creations and the ski mountain-scape! Coffee was enjoyed in Beach & Barnicott before a trawl along the many street stalls. I picked up a lovely 1950’s handwritten recipe book for £3, sadly not too many recipes and difficult to decipher handwriting.. but nevertheless a bargain.

Ruby In The Dust was another port of call. Lovely owner, lovely things. Lots of items I coveted, but I was going to be travelling back to our moveable home by bus!

We ate that night at The Anchor, yummy food, but eating al fresco was chilly. We managed to squeeze into the bar for a warming hot chocolate before heading out onto the twilight beach. RLRDog was ever hopeful of re-finding his ball.

Finally we finished the weekend with a trip to The Hive Beach Cafe in Burton Bradstock. The weather was positively tropical, with azure blue sky, balmy warmth and with many braving a late summer swim. Eggs Benedict, coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice set us up for the sad drive back.

The Jurassic Coast really is such a beautiful part of the world and so Real Live Rocking Dog friendly!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend, with a good week beckoning.

Awful Wilson Moment!, Rocking Dog

Awful Wilson Moment!

Nutty Headwear, Rocking Dog

Nutty Headwear

Off Piste Hat, Rocking Dog

Off Piste Hat

Vintage Trawl, Rocking Dog

Vintage Trawl

At Ruby's, Rocking Dog

At Ruby’s

Ditto!, Rocking Dog

Ditto!

The Hive, Rocking Dog

The Hive

Lobster Pot...., Rocking Dog

Lobster Pot….

...To Plate!, Rocking Dog

…To Plate!