Last weekend, we were back in Dorset to sort out our unit at The Customs House in West Bay.
The picture above is the view we had from our breakfast table in Eype, where we were camping. On the horizon, you can see the elongated shape of the isle of Portland; three months ago, we were in the process of buying a house on Portland, but had to drop our purchase because of various hidden issues with the property. We are still heartbroken, especially as we no longer can afford to move to Dorset...
Keeping a unit in Dorset whilst we live in the South East is not easy, but in a way, it allows us to keep a link with the area as we haven't given up on moving there one day... It is just going to take much longer than we thought...
We didn't stay within the borders of Dorset, though.
We drove a little bit further down the coast into Devon to visit another one of our favourite places: The Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth.
Not only does the Sanctuary do amazing work rescuing donkeys all around the world, but its location is absolutely gorgeous. They have a variety of great walking trails around the sanctuary, and this time, we opted for the walk that goes down to the sea. It was absolutely magical. Why fly to exotic locations when you have this on your doorstep?
We then visited the nearby town of Sidmouth...
... Then we stopped off at Beer. I like the vaguely ghostly quality of these retro deckchairs.
This area is definitely worth another visit - there is much to see... And there are quite a few interesting art galleries (including Beer's Marine's House art gallery - it had some absolutely gorgeous ceramics in the window, but unfortunately it was shut when we were there...) and antique centres!
All pictures by Matt Artpix
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