We didn’t really think mid-April would be the best time for exploring England, so we were planning to head south straightaway. But there lovely spring weather convinced us to spend a few days exploring just a bit of southeast England.
I suspect there are going to be a lot of pictures of old stuff on the blog over the next couple of months. Might as well get started!
A country church that’s been around a while.
Detail of one of the doors.
Some really old stuff.
Selfie at Stonehenge.
We seek out the smaller roads. But we’re going to have to turn around soon.
Stopping in front of a village shop for a snack.
Not much traffic to deal with.
Lovely spring weather.
After we visited Stonehenge, the weather continued to improve, so we decided to spend a little time on the Dorset coast. We chose Lyme Regis as our home base for a couple of days.
Waiting for the summer crowds at Lyme Regis
The well protected harbour at Lyme Regis
We headed out for a bit of a day ride. After spotting it on a map, we couldn’t resist a trip to Beer, which is another lovely little seaside town.
How could we resist?
The beach at Beer.
The beach at Beer is so steep, throwing a dock out is easy.
Mid-April isn’t peak season yet.
More small roads brought us to Portsmouth and the ferry to France.
Yet another quiet country lane.
Looking over the English Channel.
Classic hotels in Portsmouth. We ended up spending the night in the Queens Hotel, the largest one you see here.
Securing the bikes for the Channel crossing.
Bye-bye England. See you in a few weeks!