Photos 2019: Dorset

We spent two mainly sunny weeks exploring this area with an interesting coast and fine places to visit inland.

View of Abbotsbury from St Catherine's Hill

Abbotsbury from St Catherine’s Hill

Pink lilies at Abbotsbury Gardens

Lilies at Abbotsbury Gardens

A multitude of swans at Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery

Looking along a street in Sherborne towards a wooded hill


Cross outside Sherborne Abbey

Cross outside Sherborne Abbey

Coloured fishing nets with the harbour and town in the background

Fishing nets at Lyme Regis

A stormy sky and rough sea

A storm coming in at West Bay

View over the rooftops of Bridport

View over the rooftops of Bridport

Miriam and Martin outside Thomas Hardy's house

Outside Thomas Hardy’s house

Miriam playing a violin

Trying out a violin (with permission) at Thomas Hardy’s house

A section of Roman road

Exploring Dorset’s ancient roads

Grand buildings around Queen Mother Square, Poundbury

Over-the-top grandeur at Queen Mother Square, Poundbury

A woman in a giant deckchair

Giant deckchair at Sidmouth

A row of loudspeakers along the front at Sidmouth

Sidmouth: wired for sound

Miriam and Phil on top of the shingle ridge of Chesil Bank

On top of a very windy Chesil Bank, with the Isle of Portland in the background

Kitesurfer taking off from the sea

Kitesurfer on the bay next to the Isle of Portland

Portland lighthouse and obelisk

Portland lighthouse

The Portland coast from the top of the lighthouse

The Portland coast from the top of the lighthouse

Hay bales in a field

Rural scene near Portland Bill

Bronze face at Sculpture by the Lakes

Fine bronze work at Sculpture by the Lakes

Sculptured swans and real ducks

Sculpture by the Lakes