We’re all packed and ready for our trip tomorrow – we’re heading off to the coast. Come wind, rain or hopefully sun, we will do what we’ve done almost every year – walk on the beach on New Year’s Day.
Maybe we will run into one of you?
May’s comment: I don’t know Dorset but have chosen the Jurassic Coast as this New Year’s day walk on the beach. It is something that Darcy and I have set about as our tradition. For me, the walk on the beach and to look out at the vastness of the body of water that symbolises new horizons for the new year and water for cleansing the soul and whatever we want to leave behind. For the doggies, the freedom to run almost endlessly. And also no squirrel distraction!
We didn’t do it for New Year’s 2015 because we were just settling down into our threesome routine with the arrival of George. But this year, we wanted to resume our “tradition” as a threesome.
Also thought it would be a good idea to go a day earlier to check out Thomas Hardy’s stomping ground. We’ll whizz about Dorchester on the 30th and on the 31st and the 1st, we’ll go for beach walks – to contemplate matters about life, the new year.
We were too late to make a reservation at Red Carnation’s Summer Lodge in Evershot, but it seems like their sister hotel, Acorn Inn looks reasonably charming. It is of course dog-friendly. They have been ever so helpful in getting us info about things to do in the region with dogs. They sent us a list – including museums! Yay!Weather is not promising, but we’re still looking forward to exploring and if anyone is interested in a walk on the beach, we’ll be there.