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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Wild in Lyme

When I visited South Somerset two weeks ago, we did stray over the border into Dorset.  The weather on the Saturday was rather wild so we decided to go and experience this wildness beside the sea at Lyme Regis.

I am sure you remember this iconic poster of Meryl Streep?


It was filmed in Lyme as the story was set there and though the little town has been in books before (Jane Austen's Persuasion springs first to mind) it and its famous Cobb was put firmly on the world map.

The Cobb was built in the 14th century.  It is a breakwater built to protect the harbour and little bay and it certainly does its work.  Here are a few images -

This is Lyme Regis in good weather -


You can see clearly how The Cobb snakes around the beach and harbour protecting it from the sea's power.

This is what it was like on the day we visited -


Needless to say we didn't hang about on the Cobb like Meryl, but goodness me it was thrilling!

If you want to see what it's like NOW - here is a link to the live web cam?


6 comments:

Shirley said...

I adore Lyme Regis, one of my favourite places. Walking on the Cobb is a thrill at any time but scary when the rain is lashing down. Love to fossil hunt.

Essie @ Pingere Antiques said...

Ah a lovely post Mary, glorious Dorset! Of course sunny days are great but I also find the coast thrilling on a stormy day.
It's 27 days (& counting) until we'll be back down in that neck of the woods and I can't wait.
Hope you have a good week,
Essie x

Chris said...

We spent a couple of days in Lyme Regis and loved it but all of the uk is so wonderful for us colonials!
I've been reading thru your list of favourite blogs and you follow some real treasures. Gardens, embroidery, antiques, lovely homes and of course a bit of quilting.
All so interesting. Thanks for the links.

Annabelle said...

Never been but thanks for the visit.

Emily's Mum said...

it certainly can blow down on The Cobb. I am sure the past few days have been quite hellish for them. Love your blog and as an Emma Bridgewater fan you might like my Jubilee quilt picture on my blog, called Crowing Glory

Radka said...

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my part of the world - South Somerset.
We sometimes drive down to Lyme, out of season, I love it there :-)