Thursday, 12 March 2009

Going West...

The Exeter one way system is interesting. I know where Exeter Leisure Centre is, I drove past it five times. And Bath is a lovely Roman City... famous for its baths. Wales has very big hills. I eventually found Lyme Regis....





55 comments:

Dave said...

Past.

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: Cheers!
Sx

Whirlochre said...

This looks almost continental, and I'm sure any unsuspecting onlookers from (say) Peru might be easily persuaded you'd been living it up in some sort of sun-drenched paradise.

But I know the sarf coast in March. That water would have any man's knackers off.

Dave said...

You're welcome.

Gorilla Bananas said...

So did you visit the Roman Bath, Miss Scarlet? Had I been there I would have dipped my big toe in it.

Kate Lord Brown said...

Welcome home Scarlet - all looks gorgeous, a lot more chichi than I remember from schoolgirl days wrestling hunks off the cliff-face. x

Betty said...

If you drove to Lyme Regis via Exeter, Wales and Bath, no wonder it took you so long.

Exeter's one way system is bloody ridiculous though.

I once time travelled back to 1971 when I was in Bath.

Emerson Marks said...

I trust you took a dip in the sea, Scarlet. No matter how ball clenchingly cold it is I am always compelled to have a swim when I visit the ocean.

Polly said...

Sounds like you've had a great time. From London to Lime Regis via Wales - I love it :-)

Great pictures, I need a break

Polly

Eryl Shields said...

I've always rather enjoyed getting lost, you see all sorts that you otherwise wouldn't. These picture make me home sick, and I've never been to Lyme Regis.

Lulu LaBonne said...

... And you're a wonderful photographer too - what a goddess
x

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

What dramatic clouds. When the Day of Judgement comes, Lyme Regis is the place to be.

The Dirty Rat said...

I remember walking through Lyme Regis on a beautiful hot sunny day and a crab sandwich washed down with a pint of local ale.

savannah said...

gorgeous, sugar! will thre be more pictures? xoxo

scarlet-blue said...

Mr whirly: Yes, it does look like some kind of remote island... but it is Lyme Regis... I didn't go for a paddle.

Dave: Thank you!

Mr Bananas: I'm sure you'd like to dip more than your big toe, Mr Bananas...

Kate: Truth be known, the Cobb terrifies me... I needed a hunk to keep me on the straight and narrow.

Betty: I'm sure the signage is designed to deliberately confuse bewildered souls such as myself... and yes I know what you mean about the time travel...

Mr Marks: I usually like to have a paddle... but I couldn't quite bring myself to peel my socks off. I am a wimp and thankfully don't have any balls to clench... I prefer to tickle them.

Polly: Out of season seaside resorts are great fun... other than most of the best ice-cream places are closed... but the fish 'n chips are plentiful.

Eryl: My Mum and Dad used to take me to Lyme Regis when I was a kid, so it was a nostalgic visit.
Yes, I'm sure I've seen lots of things that I really shouldn't have...

Lulu: Oh, I wish I was!!! I'm snap happy... I have plenty of shots of my boots!!!

Daphne: Yep, even though cloudy, overcast, and windy, the light was very dramatic and of course there was the sound of the sea sucking on the sand and the gulls screeching... and me screaming as the gulls tried to nick my chips...

Mr Ratty: That's the best! Along with dribbling ice-cream down my clevage...

Savannah: I do have more... but I'm afraid they're quite samey. I will have to travel more and take more pics. Hopefully I'll get down to Cornwall this summer.

Sx

Ché l'écossais said...

Looks like my childhood hometown.

Very nice and genteel upfront, but hiding an underworld of unspeakable depravity and satanic blue-rinse WI rituals.

xl said...

Is it popular and maybe a bit crowded there in the summer?

If so, I think the off-season is a nice time to visit as well.

Dave said...

You have a clevage?

With ice-cream dribbles on it?

Would you like me to soap it down for you?

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Hi Ms. Scarlett,

I enjoyed the pictures; the descriptions were helpful as well.

Glad to see you're back.

U

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Scots: Well, I did expect an Agatha Christie type mystery to unfold at the hotel where I was staying... but apparently you have to pay extra for that kind of entertainment.

Mr XL: It's heaving in summer! I will have to go back peak-season and take another shot to compare.

Dave: I have a clevage. Biscuit crumbs, train tickets, loose change... it's a handy storage solution and more user friendly than a handbag.

Mr U: I'm sorry... I am hopeless. If you ever come to England then avoid the Exeter one way system, but the beaches and coastal resorts are great fun.

Sx

Dave said...

I thought a clevage was a kind of handbag. A small, french one, with lacy bits.

Or am I confusing that with a cleavage?

KAZ said...

South Coast Softies.
You should have come to Blackpool.
Brrrrrrrrr!

MJ said...

Lyme Regis...

Is the "Lyme" pronounced like "lime"?

And how did it get that name?

The Brits and their funny words.

*titters*

Oh Hai XL!

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: How many times have I told you that today is misssspelling day????? Goodness me! My 'a' is sticking... it's giving me gyp.... you just wait...

Kaz: Oh, I love Blackpool... well, I haven't been for a bit but I have happy memories. Donkeys!!!

MJ: Yes, it's pronounced 'lime'... hang-on... I think it's just a Ye Olde Englishe spelling of 'lime'... but here is a link Lyme Regis.

Sx

Donn Coppens said...

Did you see the dudes from Tears For Fears? Aren't they from Bath?

I didn't see the SUN in those photos...is there any to speak of?

Now I know that folks in the UK have had centuries to come up with quaint little terms..How you people ever came up with Glaswegian from Glasgow is one for the ages...maybe if they were from Glasweegy.

Never mind trying to h'esplain Wwayyllles, fuggetaboutit!
I'm sure that "Henn Wlllad Fyyy Nhadau" is lovely but it sure looks like Klingon.

Anyhoo, what are your delightfully, quaint, terms for a person from Exeter? Surely they don't say "I am an EX-exeterian or an Exitor?

How about Bath..Bathists? Bathifists? Bathtifarian?

And how was Lyyyme Regis? I had to Wiki it. I notice that half of the "Lymies" are retired and they have a museum in an old church called Dinosaurland.

Jane P said...

Glad you're back and had a lovely time. I wish I felt like going to the seaside.

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Coppens: I think the lads from TFF are from Bath... anyhow... pronunciation!! Asking me about pronunciation is a little akin to the blind leading the blind! I have an 'Eastenders' accent. How do you reckon you pronounce this: Cholmondeley Warner?
The English language is nuts...

Jane: Are you still not feeling any better today? I wish the Doctor would hurry up with the test results.

Sx

PI said...

Lovely photos and they blow up beautifully too. Are they Lyme Regis? They look different.

BEAST said...

I ahve always said girls and maps don't mix
tsk tsk

The Dotterel said...

Somebody ought to tell Bananas that if he dips his big toe (or anything else for that matter) in the waters of the Roman Baths it'll probably drop off!

scarlet-blue said...

Pat: Indeed! They are all Lyme Regis... somehow I've made Lyme Regis look continental! I think it's the light...

Mr Beastie: Tsk... It was the signage!!! Not my fault at all.

Mr Dotts: Really!!!?? Goodness me! Those poor Romans...

Sx

Ponita said...

Does Lyme Regis taste like a Lime Daiquiri? I prefer lemons over limes, myself.

Do you walk along the shore, looking at shells and rocks? I am notorious for checking out what washes ashore... including dead fish, seaweed and flotsam. Can be some interesting things there. I have a pic of a dead puffer fish on the beach in Mexico. And I once sat next to a pelican and had a lovely if somewhat onesided conversation.

scarlet-blue said...

Ponita: Yes I love collecting shells and looking for treasure.
I'd like to meet a pelican. I wouldn't mind if he couldn't talk.
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

Nice pics. Never been to Lyme Regis, should rectify that.

I love Exeter but the road system is crackers (how often do you need to find yourself riding up and down Southernway before you scream?)

musgrovecommonplaces said...

Hope the sea air has set your vocal chords up for a good warble!

laughingwolf said...

lyme regis, is that like lime ricky? :O lol

Gadjo Dilo said...

I'm disappointed, I wanted to see a photo of you out there on the jetty dressed up as the French Lieutenant's Woman! Next time.

CyberPete said...

wow lovely! Like another world - odd because it's usually dreary.

Bath is indeed lovely. I've seen many photos as my ex sister in law LeBitch took my brother riding in a hot air balloon over the city. They also went around by foot.

scarlet-blue said...

Kev: At Exeter Leisure Centre... nobody can hear you scream...
Ha... you are talking Mrs Miller...

Mr Wolf: A Hanky-Panky cocktail perhaps?

Gadj: Oh... that one came out a little dark... I will have to go back and try again... plus the anorak I was wearing didn't really give me the Meryl Streep vibe I was hoping for...

Pete: I know... I've made it look like some long deserted outpost!

Sx

eroswings said...

Such great fotos! You've a great eye for catching beautiful landscapes. The first one with the bird flying overhead is fantastic. The other two hint at the calm, respite before the onslaught of tourists and their ruckus.

I like partly cloudy days, because you don't have to worry about the sun baking you alive and it's just comfortable enough to do a lot of activities without having heatstroke!

Jimmy Bastard said...

Och.. as much as I hate to admit it.. I missed you.

Dave said...

The A stuck n your forehead, following your accident at my place, quite suits you.

It may improve your spelling, too.

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Swings: Thank you. I like it cloudy too, much more dramatic. Alas, there was very little chance of me getting heatstroke... unless it was from wearing too many thermal vests...

Mr Jimmy: Yes I'm back to stomp around with my size 8 feet..
It's nice to be missed though.

Dave: As I said... just you wait. My time will come.

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: Oh.. did you drop an 'o'...??? See it's easily done...
Sx

Dave said...

It was a deliberate ommission, as it's Lent, to give me something to be sorry about.

Mrs Pouncer said...

Bleak. Lord Numb is taking me to Jumby Bay next month. My photographic record will be of interest to all-comers and will appeal on many levels, including local colour, wonders of the deep and niche interest.

I would be interested to hear your news, Scarla. How about several White Russians at the Laptop & Lapdancer next week? I will e you. Cx

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: I'll stick a 'D' on your head in a minute, and less of your cheek or muffin will be off the menu.

Mrs P: Erm... I don't suppose you have an extra ticket to Jumby Bay? I could stow away in your suitcase. I'll be no trouble.
I could even mix the White Russians.
Yep, give me a shout when you're free for a drink.

Sx

Dave said...

Mmmmm.... muffin. Dripping with butter.

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: You'll be lucky if you get margarine...
Repeat after me: Scarlet's spielling is mavlous...
Sx

Dave said...

Scarlet's spielling is mavlous.

Scarlet's spielling is mavlous.

Scarlet's spielling is mavlous.

Scarlet's spielling is mavlous.

Scarlet's spielling is mavlous.

Jane P said...

Thanks for coming by my place and showing concern, Scarlet. It means a lot. x

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: I think you made a few spelling mistakes... nevermind...

Jane: How are you today? I shall pop over and find out!

Sx

Madame DeFarge said...

I left a comment somewhere, but age appears to have mislaid it. Harrumph.

Anyway, superb to have you back. Pity no Jeremy Irons in the photos. There's a fine sight.

scarlet-blue said...

Madame D: Weird.. because I thought I'd answered your comment!!!
We both have Blogger's Blur...
Sx

laughingwolf said...

if it works, why not? :O