We felt like a bit of an outling today and so figured we would head off to Weymouth. The initial plan was to go up the tower but the weather wasn't that brilliant when we got there so we just moseyed round instead, which was very nice.
It is fascinating how different Weymouth is from Bournemouth. Quite a few differences.
Weymouth has gorgeous sand which always seems so much paler and fine than Bournemouth sand - even nicer than Poole sand. And the beach is big.
The fact it is in a very big cove seems to mean Weymouth has calmer water. There wasn't a wave ont he water today, it was like looking at a lake.
Weymouth always seems more of a traditional seaside town somehow. There are no cliffs so the hotels etc and the road for that matter are right by the beach ... very different to Bournemouth and Poole.
There are traditional things like donkey rides on the beach and far more fun fair type activities on the beach.
But perhaps the biggest difference is the make up of people. In Weymouth it was noticeable there were far fewer teenagers and groups of young boys and young girls. In Bournemouth, with all of the foreign students that we have in the town every summer plus with all the stag and hen nights we seem to attract, the biggest groups seem to be youngsters. In Weymouth it seemed far more family based. Lots of families with children and lots of older couples (guess that is us now!)
It was really noticeable to us today.
We wandered round the shops, wandered alongt he prom, sat on the sand and had an ice-cream. Just a really nice relaxed morning.
I have a page to share today which was made of our recent day out to Christchurch. Yes ... you can expect a Weymouth page later in the week.
I apologise for the poor image. The blue shading between the pictures and next to Nigel is not there. It is simply as it was a very thick page with chipboard flowers and buttions that the scanner didn't like it so you get the odd blue shadowing. It looks much nicer in real life.
Today I am thankful for
- good news
- days out
- Crucnchie ice creams (lush)