When Dan and I woke up on Saturday, the sun was out in full force. Which meant an outing of some sort. While I was getting ready to go, Dan packed us a lunch and had apparently found something for us to do. So we walked down through the gardens and ended up at the area where the buses stop and waited. Eventually we boarded one of the open topped double decker buses and made our way to Swanage.
The bus ride was amazing, the sun was shining and the view was great from the top deck. We went through Sandbanks, an area near Bournemouth where there’s a lot of expensive real estate, huge beautiful houses. And the beach where you can watch people kite boarding and in their sailboats.
After winding through Sandbanks, the bus made its way to the ferry and we crossed over to Studland. While we were going through the countryside to Swanage, a menacing looking dark cloud began forming behind us. Luckily, it never reached Swanage, but you can see from some of the photos that it got quite dark out.
Swanage was a quarry site so you could some of the places along the beach where stone had been removed. It is also a Jurassic coastline so that kind of gives you an idea of how old the entire place is.
After walking around a bit, Dan and I headed to one of the pubs in town and had a Piddle (teehee). Piddle being a local ale from Dorset. For anyone not schooled on the difference between typical beers and ales, ales are flat, no carbonation. We also tried one of the local ciders, I was not so big a fan of the cider. It’s very dry and not sweet at all, nothing like Strongbow. We finished off our evening in Swanage by enjoying some really amazing fish and chips on the beach. Like really amazing, I was in fish and chip heaven, haha.