SWCP – Weymouth to Portland
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Sunday morning and another 44 mile trek to the coast.
Once again we parked up (for free) at the Preston end of Weymouth.
The weather was overcast, with the very occasional splash of sunshine.
We walked the shore line, and headed into town.
Roz spotted my dis-satisfaction at being amongst the thronging masses.
We stopped for coffee before jumping on a the ferry.
Once across the water we were beginning to see the detail of Weymouth Harbour with Portland Bill behind.
These waters were used in the “London” Olympics. We heard that some events were attended by just 4 spectators, who stood at the foot of a giant TV screen.
There’s less military activity these days, but the harbour wall is “off limits” to plebs like us.
I marched on, with Roz a few paces behind.
It looked like someone needed to refuel.
I tucked into a sausage sandwich, whilst an immature Herring Gull wandered around looking for leftovers.
Somebody’s ringed this blighter!
Personally I think I’d have shot him.
Half an hour later we were at the Ferry Bridge Inn, and then walking down the path towards Portland Bill.
I was quite taken by this old wooden dinghy.
If only I was 20 years younger and could use the Kite Surfing gear that was being exploited.
Yes that chap really is hanging in mid-air!
A mile and half later we’d arrived at a touristy bar, and then we hit Portland Bill itself.
There were yet more water sports, with 4×4 pulling boats up the slip way.
After hanging about for a bus we took a trip back to Lodiswell for £2.50 a head.
It may have been my first open top bus experience.