During June, we had the most spectacular weather. We had 30+ degree heat, bright sunshine, long evening walks, BBQs, picnics and sunburn. It was like I was home again…
We even went for a romantic stroll to the Jurassic Coast cliffs to eat our dinner one evening:
But then, English weather promptly returned.
Dorset’s summer sunshine has sadly faded behind dark clouds. The heatwaves of June and July have been replaced by waves of side-ways rain, which has resulted in me digging out my umbrella from the back of the wardrobe. Not impressed.
This is the most recent scene from a week ago, lashings of torrential rain in Wareham:
Along the coast are old mining structures that are still standing – quite haunting, but a fascinating site along the clifftop walk.
The history of this area of England makes up for the general dreariness of the weather. I love seeing the local history surviving so prominently, becoming a part of the natural landscape.
Now that we are back in Dorset, we are refined to indoor pub lunches and cider-tasting. Until the clouds part once again next June, perhaps.
Apologies for all of the photos of my face. My fiancé is my photographer. 🙂