Seatown to Lyme Regis

21/04/12 A wet April. I checked the forecast just in case and it looked like we might get away with. A late call to Sid and we went for it. We parked in Chideock again and could here the thunder moving away in the distance as we walked along the lane towards Seatown and then up the signposted diversion towards Golden Cap.

Portland Bill had been in our sights for a long time and Golden Cap had been the next target. This looking back towards Chesil Beach

and this looking forward to Charmouth, Lyme Regis and Devon.

Approaching Charmouth, there were notices about another diversion. We came across the landslip, but carried on as the alternative was not obvious. We knew that there was a major diversion inland between Charmouth and Lyme Regis, but had hoped the beach might have been an alternative. It didn't look like it, so inland we went passing the A35 roundabout at the entrance to Charmouth for the second out of four times that day. No pub on the path yet. We passed through the golf course and then descended into Lyme Regis.

As we approached the sea front we found our first ale houses of the day.

The Pilot Boat was more of an eating place. Palmers Copper Ale (3.7%) and 200 (5%) for £6.75. Sid has had enough Palmers now. The Rock Point Inn had a few more drinkers in it. The only Real option was two pints of Sharps Spring Cask Pilsner (4.2%) for £6.30, which were quite refreshing.

Then it was time for the X53 back to Chideock and the short journey home.

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