Fun on the Coast

March 21, 2015:

We started our day off with a drive of Dorset - We took the Sandbanks chain ferry in Poole over to Swanage and drove to Durlston Country Park. Our friends came up with ideas for sights to see around Dorset since we were staying with them before we all moved up to Birmingham.
Waiting for the ferry.

 Took a walk along the cliffs in Durlston. is the website of the park. The park was beautiful and made for a nice walk. It probably helped us to get over our jet lag and ease us into living into the UK.
Durlston Castle.
Outside birdcage that birds had access to.

 As we wondered around the park, we came across the whole world. It definitely hadn't settled in that we had just moved to another country. It just felt like we were visiting friends. The landscape was different than back in Canada but still somewhat familiar.

 Walking beside these cliffs were amazing. such beautiful views. We really were lucky to have excellent weather when first arriving to the UK. The temperature was still a bit cold but not much different than Vancouver Island.
The cliffs were so cool.

 The caves used to be open for the public to view, but they are made out of limestone so they were deteriorating.

Tilly Whim Caves

 We had to hike up the hill to get the the light house. It was such a tough walk, and we rested near the top.
looking over to the light house.

 We started at the top of this cliff, and yes, we had to walk back up it.

 Finally we made it to the light house.Where we had to turn around and walk back down the hill, and back up.

 Left Dorlston and headed for Corfe Castle ruins.
Corfe Castle in ruins, in the back there.
 We wandered around the old village on search for a good pub, but they didn't have any seats available. All the pubs were pretty crowded but the village was really nice looking.
Village in Corfe

Church in Corfe

Another picture of the village with Corfe Castle in the distance.
 We left Corfe Castle and headed for home on search for a pub on the way. We found a pub not to far on our drive. There are pubs all over the place in the UK.
Stopped at The halfway Inn for dinner.
They had a large vegetarian section on their menu, but not many options were able to be made vegan. We ordered their Mediterranean bread plate for two. We were able to swap out the garlic mayo dip for an extra helping of hummus. Along with our plate we ordered a side of grilled vegetables. Everything was lovely.

After dinner we continued on our drive back to our friends place for the night.

Thank you for reading. After a few nights at our friends house, we spent a few nights in Bournemouth. Check out our post "Three Night Stay in Bournemouth"


  1. Wow! What a seriously beautiful place. Amazing!

  2. Beautiful pictures, loved the one of the bird cage and church!

  3. Wow. I want to go here. The history is sooo cool. The pictures really captured the beauty there.

  4. Not sure where this in comparison to Torquay. We spent a few days there 4 years ago and enjoyed it immensely. Then while on holiday in Nice, France a year later, we met a family from Torquay.

  5. This looks truely amazing. I have to show my husband for a trip one day with our son.

  6. GReat PLaces and beautiful picture , i love the Halfway Inn looks like a cabane like it :)

  7. Durlston Castle looks amazing! And that view from the clifs is breathtaking!

  8. So many beautiful pictures. The pub looks like such a fun place to stop.

  9. This seem like a very nice adventure. Great place to spend time with the family.

    -Beauty that walks

  10. What a gorgeous area, seems like a nice relaxing day away!

    1. It was a very relaxing day, which is just want we wanted.

  11. Oh what a nice adventure! The place is so beautiful, the castles are a must see! It's definitely woeth going to.

  12. That church is absolutely stunning. I love very old buildings. They have so much spirit.


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