We made a couple of 'phone calls this morning. (I say "we". I mean "Sarah".) As a result of one of them, we've found out who our anonymous benefactor is. I'd best not mention it in an unlocked post - I don't think they meant to be anonymous, but just in case.
And a result of the second one, we've sorted out meeting up with __wilderness__
on Saturday on our way back from Swanage.
This morning, after all the usual getting ready, Sarah and I went out on a boat trip
round the harbour - we'd promised ourselves that we'd do that after missing out on it during our weekend in Swanage last year. I was really glad that we did, too, because it was really rather splendid; there were some lovely views of the cliffs - they really are rather impressive - and of the scenery in general, the "Jurassic Coast
" as it's called. I took lots of pictures, many of which will probably be uploaded to Facebook sooner or later.
Unfortunately, after two really glorious days, today the weather got a bit overcast, and indeed it rained some of the time when we on the boat. Mind you, sometimes it was hard to tell whether the water was coming from above or below..! It wasn't exactly a smooth ride. It's a good job I don't get seasick.
This afternoon, Sarah went back to the place where she'd got the table photos from the wedding reception developed, to pick them up. We had a very pleasant time looking through them; although many of them suffer from being taken without flash, and even the ones that have used a flash suffer from generally low light, and there are quite a few that are obviously taken by kids running around with cameras and pressing the button indiscriminately, there are some rather lovely pics in there, of us and of our friends and family. So I'm kind of happy with that.
This evening, inspired by the boat trip, we took the car out to Durlston
, where we had tea and cakes at the Lookout Café
, went down to the Great Globe
(where more pictures were taken) and then had a clifftop walk before heading back to the hotel.
For dinner this evening, we went to The Fisherman's Catch
, where I had the Cod Italienne
, which was so good I ended up giving my compliments to the chef (not something I do often). It was basically cod, baked in a tomato sauce, covered with grated cheese. I'll probably cook some food for me and Sarah like that, it was so nice (although I doubt the end results will be that good...)
Unfortunately, after such a nice day, back at the hotel Sarah had a go at me for me still eating badly, which was a bit of a naff note to end the day on.