A day trip to the country
Yesterday I had an appointment to keep in Dorchester which for those in the know is in Dorset. Approximately a 2.5 or more usually 3 hour train trip from London Waterloo into the West of England. The train trip wasn’t too bad despite some delays. It’s amazing how taking a long plane ride make even a three hour train trip seem easy. The countryside was lovely, all green rolling hills dotted with hay bales and sheep or cows and the occasional pony. Dorchester is a lovely county town that was bustling with people when I visited. It’s biggest claim to fame is being the home of Thomas Hardy and it played the setting in a number of his books including The Mayor of Casterbridge. It has some beautiful stone buildings and a mostly pedestrianised shopping area. Here are some of my pictures (which also prove that it is sunny in England on occasion)
I had lots more pics but you get the idea. Just for fun here’s one last one back in London at Waterloo station – if you look real hard you can see a tiny bit of the London Eye (really, really hard).