Wednesday, 4 July 2012

At Durley Chine - an evening hour of blue sky!



This evening, after another grey day of heavy rain, the sun came out at last! We met friends for a meal in Bournemouth and I arrived early enough to walk down to the sea. It was such a relief to be dry. To see blue sky and blue sea again.

On the banks of Durley Chine, a wooded valley leading down to the sea, there was a field of wild  foxgloves and bright yellow evening primroses. Footpaths wind through the woods and it is hard to believe that the hotels and houses of Bournemouth`s busy West Cliff are just a few hundred yards away.





Down on the beach, people had come out to make the most of the sun; to walk or to play with their dogs on the sands. This lovely young Border Collie was having a great game.



Looking eastwards to Bournemouth Pier.


Across Poole Bay to the west, shone the chalk cliffs of Ballard Down and Old Harry Rocks.



More happy dogs.......



Rain clouds were gathering again over  Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks .



It was good to see people out, enjoying the last hour of sunlight and the wash of waves on the sandy beach.




10 comments:

Em Parkinson said...

How lovely to see the sea, thank you!
Beautiful pictures. I can almost smell it. Particularly like the boats - great colours.

Kath said...

That looks like a grand day out, with some blue skies, happy dog and the delicious scent of evening primrose.

Toffeeapple said...

Oh bliss, sea and blue sky. thanks for taking me with you so much more pleasant than here.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I think we are all so tired of the awful weather that any opportunity to get out should be taken, prticularly if it is to the beach.

Bovey Belle said...

Ah, those photos brought back some happy memories. Glad it kept fine for your little soiree.

Morning's Minion said...

Aren't Border Collies the quirkiest and busiest of dogs? I'm remembering the antics of our late Henry Higgins who loved to be near water.

Down by the sea said...

Lovely pictures of around Bournemouth, not far from where my Dad lived. I'm glad the sun came out for you.
Sarah x

rachel said...

We seize upon each tiny hint of summer, don't we! Perhaps, one of these days, summer will really arrive!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos! I remember walking through Durley Chine during family hoidays in Bournemouth when i was very young

thelma said...

Photos brought back memories, grandfather would rent a house in the summer school holidays and my brother and I would walk down our particular chine accompanied by our holiday adopted scottie dogs. Rather gloomy and a strange smell, it must have been pine, we had quite a few adventures on our own, getting cut off by the tide etc...