Summer Travel in 2021 and Covid-19

Here we are some year and a half from the start of the pandemic. Surely it feels like much, much longer than that. We are still not able to travel freely or anywhere near to normal. Whatever… I’m going down south. To Dorset. Here are my two ideas for a nice day or a weekend out enjoying the great British summer. While it last…heh

After a long and cold winter and another lockdown-yep, again, not being able to go abroad for the longest time ever everybody is looking forward to go on holiday in the sun, even a short one. We waited long enough and deserve it. A dream of many people, right? Well, not so easy at least here in the UK.
The latest rumour is that the British government might allow fully vaccinated people to travel sometime soon. So there is at least a bit of hope (at least for the people who actually want to get the vaccine). Whether it will happen or not we just have to wait and see. For the latest news regarding covid-19 and travel restrictions visit gov.uk.

First trip of this summer – Lyme Regis, Dorset. The “pearl of Dorset” as it is also called, Lyme Regis is a small fishing town on the south coast of England.

Lyme Regis boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.

Probably the most visited and photographed sight here is the Cobb. The first record of the Cobb, the town’s harbour wall, is in a 1328 document describing it as having been damaged by storms. Over time the Cobb walls were built with concrete and steel and stand there to this day.

The town has a lot to offer, from beaches, restaurants to miles long coastal paths. Lyme Regis has something to offer for everyone. My favourite? Walk along the Cobb then just relax on the beach maybe with some nice fish and chips. 

 

 

 

Then – Charmouth, Dorset. Only about a 10-minute drive from Lyme Regis is this pretty seaside village.

A favourite with families and those that want to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, Charmouth provides a tranquil base from which to explore West Dorset and East Devon – a most beautiful part of the UK.

Charmouth is also frequently visited by many fossil hunters from near and far. Why not join one of many fossil hunting walks on the Jurrasic Coast? You might get lucky and discover a million-year-old fossil.

For more info visit Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

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