Postcards from Lyme Regis

Jul 31, 2014 |

Lyme Regis far surpassed our expectations — it’s such a beautiful, friendly, and easy-going little beach resort. I suppose the only difficult part about it was the steep climb back to our B&B at the end of each day, but I appreciated the exercise after all the good food!

The colorful Marine Parade, with ammonite-shaped street lamps.

Steve on the Cobb.

A view of Lyme Bay from the coastal path. (That was a long, arduous climb to the top!)

Me standing on one of Granny’s Teeth — yes, these are the steps from which Louisa Musgrove tumbled in Jane Austen’s Persuasion. (Or so some say — others say the steps weren’t yet there when Jane Austen visited Lyme Regis.) Either way, they are precarious. I walked up the steps, but I’m not sure I’d walk down them, much less run or jump. (Here’s another view.)

A beautiful door that illustrates how much pride the locals take in their town.

I suppose we were fortunate to have clear skies and calm breezes, but I’d love to return in the stormy season to see the waves crashing against the Cobb. One can hope, anyway!

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