Once Paula was happy with the lodgings we unpacked and on the kids request headed for the nightlife... or better known as .... children's hour, or five!
The second day arrived and the forecast was fine and we headed to the nearest suitable beach which was Weymouth, that was after loading all three cars with kids stuff, porta-potty, pram, sunbeds, beach umbrella and of course the kids. finding the beach to be shingle... well pebbles we set to in making it habitable ( had we have travelled another half a mile we would have found fine powdery golden sand! (imported).
The first job was making sure everyone was plastered in suncream (except the adults, who said it was teenagers who thought they we invincible! we all paid for it later on), just enough for any sand you could find stuck.
Buckets and spades were also deployed and promptly abandoned when the found that they couldn't dig stones.
Some typical Art deco buildings at british seaside's
On the Monday after looking the weather forecast and was surprised that is was going to be sunny, I persuaded everyone to go to Lulworth bay, about five miles from our site, parking was about £5 for 3 hours, I wasn't happy with that especially after seeing the walk down..... for that price I would have expected a lift, the mother-in-law about had a coronary too!
This one just wanted to make a run for it.... but didn't get far before they dragged him back.
Durdle Door bay
There's always someone getting in the way of the shot!
Bob Moore's not going to be happy there's a person in the landscape..... not sure who it is though
As you can see a stones throw from the castle and it's village below
With plenty of things to do and see, but only any good at this venue in fair weather, luckily for us it was.
There's always one wanting to pick a fight! and it's always the short ones with chips on their shoulders!
And there always the one with a slogan t-shirt stating the obvious! and hogging the limelight
Down inn the picturesque village were some great watering holes, we didn't partake as we had brought a picnic, but I took the picture as I liked the look of it, what you don't see is the great thundering lorries driving though.