Lyme Regis found fame as the backdrop to French Lieutenant’s Woman with the lady dressed in black standing on the famous cobb. I didn’t see any hooded characters but I did see the cobb shrouded in mist. Despite the sea mist which had descended on Lyme Bay the harbour and town still twinkled and glowed on the Dorset coastline.
The cobb bends and protects the fishing fleet and from the cobbles you can see the older part of the town bookended by the Cobb Arms and the more modern town sprawling eastwards
I was most intrigued by what looked like a boat upturned on the promenade and indeed it was just that. I discovered it was The Story Boat where memories of local coastal lives have been recorded.
Pastel coloured cottages advertised as holiday lets look like the perfect summer get away, close to shops and pubs and with the front seat views of the harbour and cobb and Lyme Bay. A great place to visit whatever the English weather as I found out on a wet February Sunday. Will return when the sun is shining!