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Afloat with the National Trust

 The harbour at Lyme Regis

For several years the West Dorset National Trust has organised circular boat trips from Lyme Regis and along the Jurassic Coast with Stuart Line Cruises. The first two this year were held in July when two cruises went from Lyme Regis - one heading West to Beer Head and back and the second heading East to Burton Bradstock & Cogden and back. Another similar cruise is being held in early September - always subject to suitable sea and weather conditions on the day.

Photos by R Dunford

20/08/2019 17:41 · admin

The end of an Era

In 2002 it was agreed that members of our Social Committee would self-cater for some of our social activities. We were very fortunate in that one of our members had been a professional caterer so knew what had to be done.

Over the years committee members have come and gone (and those who haven't 'gone' have got older) so this year it has been reluctantly decided that we can no longer continue with this service. Our buffet meal held on June 21st in Loders Village Hall was the final event. With an average of at least 3 meals a year this means that over 50 meals have been planned, cooked and served by the Social Committee members with the valued assistance of other members, amongst which included several men.

This doesn't mean that all meals have ceased but in future they will be catered for by professionals and the Social Committee Members can enjoy being waited on for a change.

27/06/2019 16:02 · admin

A Life on the Ocean Waves

Well actually it was the River Avon.

Nobody allowed the inclement weather to put them off from enjoying a four hour cruise around Bristol Docks and up the River Avon. Yes there was rain but only while we were safely tucked into the covered seating area of the boat. We did the same cruise 10 years ago and, if memory is correct, it was raining then too.

There is plenty to see while in the built up areas of Bristol and the peaceful countryside beside the Avon was a relaxing interlude from our always busy lives. There was always the chance of spotting a Kingfisher or a Heron. We were fortunate to see several herons but it appears that the kingfishers were keeping their feathers dry and not making an appearance.

The midpoint of the cruise was a stop off at a riverside pub where pre-ordered meals were quickly served.

Photos by: R Dunford; C Senior: and V Smith

27/06/2019 15:06 · admin

A return visit to Lacock

There is always so much to see and do in Lacock Village, Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum that our members were happy to return to a place we'd last visited in 2015.

The May weather was kind which made the visit even more enjoyable. As well as the Village and Abbey there is beautiful countryside to explore and a walk beside the River Avon. The NT has lots of ideas on how to make the most of the time available including a map of a mile long gentle walk taking you from the village where the TV series Cranford was filmed, over the remains of long-gone 17th-century water gardens and giving some stunning views of the abbey, not seen from within the abbey grounds.

Photos by R Dunford

10/06/2019 13:39 · admin

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