Hello! Happy Monday everyone! Today I'd like to introduce you to a very pretty English coastal town.
Welcome to Lyme Regis!
(Yes, I finally got around to this blog post. I've left you in anticipation long enough.... or did you even notice?!)
|This man was throwing a fresh coat of paint on this boat.|
|Left: the main street slopes down toward the ocean - if you look closely you can just spot the ocean beyond the buildings|
|A few of the shops on the main street|
|The ocean front is lined with shops on the upper level, and beach huts on the lower|
Jane Austen visited Lyme often and was very fond of it.
In her novel Persuasion, she describes:
...the principal street almost hurrying into the water, the walk to the Cobb, skirting round the pleasant little bay, which in the season is animated with bathing-machines and company; the Cobb itself, its old wonders and new improvements, with the very beautiful line of cliffs stretching out to the east of the town, are what the stranger's eye will seek; and a very strange stranger it must be, who does not see charms in the immediate environs of Lyme, to make him wish to know it better.
The Cobb, as shown in the next several photos, is probably what Lyme Regis is most known for. It's a sort of historic harbour wall that wriggles out into the English Channel.
|The Cobb has a lower level, and an upper level|
If you've watched one of the movie adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion, the Cobb will look familiar to you. In the 1995 adaptation, these are the steps where silly Louisa Musgrove jumped from.
|Miles and I took turns walking on the upper level of the Cobb.|
|The view of the calming ocean from the Cobb|
|Miles kept Tess entertained on the lower level of the Cobb.|
|The rocky beach|
|A residential area of Lyme|
|The town is set up slightly onto a large hill and overlooks the ocean|
After our fulfilling day of exploring Lyme, we set out for home and enjoyed some beautiful scenery along the way.
So please do tell me - what did you think of Lyme Regis? It has most certainly captured my heart.
(Linking up today with: And then she Snapped, The Creative Exchange, Sweet Shot Tuesday, Communal Global )