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Monday, 8 February 2016

Weymouth Bay on a Stormy Day




It wasn't the ideal day to drive to Weymouth, battered by Storm Imogen - see Dorset Echo Picture Gallery - but I had no choice. I had an appointment.

Back home, I was reading Aubrey de Selincourt's 'Dorset' (1947):

"Southward from Dorchester it is an easy ride or drive to Weymouth...You round a bend, and suddenly between the hills you see the sea. No doubt it takes an Englishman - or a Greek - to feel that catch of the breath at the first sight of the sea, after however short an interval. There it lies - the broad sweep of Weymouth bay...The sea is a great healer."


It wasn't a day to feel particularly exuberant, and I wasn't going there to look at the sea, so this time there was no catch of the breath, no joyful shout of  Θάλαττα! θάλαττα! — The Sea! The Sea!


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Dorset lashed by hurricane-force winds as Storm Imogen hits county - Dorset Echo


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