Wednesday, 7 December 2011
A Walk in Lyme Regis
The cliffs in this area are full of fossils and it was also the home of Mary Anning who is believed to have found the first fossilised ichthyosaurus in the rocks there. She was one of a number of avid Victorian fossil hunters in the early 1800s.
Lyme was also our destination on Sunday because it is about half way between my sister's home and my own, and we like to meet there each year to exchange Christmas presents. We usually have a stroll around and then a pub lunch, before returning home in opposite directions. It's interesting to see how the town council has developed the area above the beach into a maze of pathways between well kept and very pretty gardens.
The residences along the shore are very pretty too, as you can see from the picture above. It was taken about four years ago but that part hasn't changed much. This next picture was taken around the same time and shows the cobb, which is the retaining arm of the harbour. It's the green in the foreground that has been transformed since then.
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