We didn't want to stay at home all holiday, so planned a trip down to Devon to sample the River Cottage Cafe in Axminster and get to the beach. Alex dropped out at the last minute to stay round a friends house so it was just Vanessa, Neo and me.
A 4.5 hour journey saw us a little grumpy and starving to have a late lunch of crab meat on toast at http://www.rivercottage.net/canteens/axminster/ so we didn't get any pics. Sated, we headed 5 miles to the coastal town of Lyme Regis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_Regis
The Cobb harbour, low tide.
So sunny we had to squint.
We stayed the night in a 16th century coaching inn, The Hunters Lodge. I won't post a link as they have cheesy piped music on each web page which has got on my nerves. However it was free to stay and we had a superb meal and some tasty Otter Ale. We woke up very early.
Before the day had dawned we had decamped and headed back into Lyme Regis. We had the beach to ourselves.
Neo enjoyed the walk.
Lyme Regis is part of the Jurassic Coast, 95 miles of coastline stretching from Exmouth in Devon to Swanage in Dorset with rocks recording 185 million years of Earth's history. A walk along the beach has you literally stumbling over fossilised remains. Lots of pictures were taken, as the good fossils seem to be found in rocks too big to carry home.