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22/01/2012


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down Bournemouth way ...

A welcome break if only for a day or so, to break up the monotony of work and to aid recovery of a persistent cold virus is just what was needed.

Having to get back for duty on Saturday we could only book for one night's accommodation which as it turned out was a bit of a bargain, £19 for the room, yes £19! which included buffet breakfast choices and a full English, kippers or scambled eggs with smoked salmon ..!



The hotel was modest, but the dual-aspect room overlooking the sea was perfect and passed all scrutiny with top marks.

Ideally situated on the clifftop adjacent to the superb sandy beaches of Bournemouth, with Boscombe Pier being just a short distance away, and just right for an early morning walk before that blowout breakfast!



The weather was cloudy but mild, and setting off just before sunrise was not particularly the best of light for taking photos, but when in the bleak of midwinter is it ever.

.. that doomed surf reef!



.. and a row of beach huts, stretching 'til infinity.



Only really meeting with a few joggers and dog-walkers, it's the best time of day to get out and about, with just the sound of the surf for company.



We intend to return sooner rather than later, and no doubt like on this trip we'll stop off along the way at Gunwharf Quays for a spot of retail therapy, with a pit-stop at McDonalds thrown in for good measure!

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17 comments:

Glo said...

A short but sweet visit which is sometimes all it takes to re-energize! Really enjoyed looking at your photos and sharing your trip to Bournemouth :)

nikkipolani said...

Wonderful way to break the monotony! I love those infinity beach huts. Very photogenic :-)

Kris said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous! And so English.

Diane said...

Ive been to Bournemouth in January - its lovely. xx

Simone said...

I like the infinite beach huts! x

Lisa said...

That was a bargain break.I love breakfast when you are away, so much yo indulge in and it keeps you going for hours.
Lovely photos.
Lisa x

lifeinredshoes said...

It's beautiful, clouds and all!
And sometimes even a short break is just what the Dr. ordered :)

Rosie said...

That brought back memories of a couple of years ago when we walked on the pier and along the beach. Sounds like you had a bargain break with your hotel:)

Poppy said...

Lovely pictures Louise! I hope you’re feeling a bit better now? I could do with a few days away. Its nice just to get away from everyday life.

Lou xxx

haizi daizi said...

What a lovely collection of pictures Louise they bring back so many memories of days gone by. Thank you for sharing ~ Haizi x

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

The beach huts are amazing. To be able to have the beach to yourself is another plus. Beautiful photos.

BumbleVee said...

When I was in Clacton-on-Sea ...back a few years now... I loved the little brightly coloured huts. I only saw into one...but, would have loved to look in several... they had it set up so cute inside... like a little seaside room actually...but, every so tiny of course...

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Flighty said...

A break like this is especially welcome at this time of year! Flighty xx

Ally Johnston said...

what a bargain.

acornmoon said...

I hope you enjoyed your mini break, it sounds as if you did.

Wild Rose said...

What a lovely seaside break Louise. I haven't been along that coast in years, but I have fond memories of past visits.

Thanks for sharing and also for visiting my blog and being such a regular reader....I've been slow to return the visit, but work is very busy these days.

Enjoy your weekend.

Marie x