Due to low funds, one summer we wanted to stay inside the UK for our holidays and Lyme Regis was the place we decided on! We timed our trip to Lyme Regis perfectly. The sun made an appearance for most of the week and we were just in time for the local regatta. The locals had arranged various games and activities for people to take part in, even in a balloon race!
The Lyme Regis coast is a world heritage site and is known as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s also known as a great place to fossil hunt. You can do this by yourself or if you would like to go on an organized fossil hunting walk, Dinosaurland offer trips at various points of the day.
We spent a great day, sitting on a beach drinking jugs of Pimms and lemonade and people watching. At this point, I wasn’t as confident as I am now so I was using the snap-and-run approach on a lot of the images I was taking.
Along the beach front, there are different colored beach huts, as a nosy person, I couldn’t help but look in as I passed. I can imagine that some of these huts have been in these families for years.
If you plan to drive to Lyme Regis I would recommend a trip to a small fishing town close by called Beer. We had to go because of the name. You can’t pass Beer and not have a drink there can you?!
I asked this gent if I could take his portrait as I passed him on the street. I have since named him the “Wizard of Beer”. I like to take pictures of people and the seaside for me offers so many opportunities for great pictures. I love the idea of living life by the sea and find the hard-working faces of fishermen great to look at. If I go back, I’d like to do some close-up portraits of sea weathered faces.
Also if like me you’re a bit animal mad, in nearby Sidmouth there is The Donkey Sanctuary. Well they are cute aren’t they?!
So if you haven’t got lots of money for a trip abroad this year, all is not lost. There are some great places around the UK to explore and Lyme Regis for me is a great place to start!