Friday, 15 July 2005

Coastwalk , South West Coast Path

Castletown → Weymouth

[The Olympic flag flying on Weymouth beach]

Distance: 5.97 miles
Ascent: 137 metres
Duration: 3 hours 7 minutes

Waiting for 2012
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It's exciting times for the far northern fringes of Portland. The new Sailing Academy at Osprey Quay will host the Olympic sailing in 2012 and the whole area seems pregnant with development opportunities.

Back across the causeway the path from Wyke Regis the path is straightforward and pleasant, following initially the course of an old railway and later the prom into old Weymouth.

[Weymouth clock tower in 1983 and 2005]

I've been to Weymouth just once before. At Easter in 1983 mum took us four children to Jersey for a week. We had some time to kill before our ferry set sail so we walked along the sea front. As you can see (that's Jez in the left-hand photograph; I'm the one in the unflattering picture on the right) not much has changed in twenty years. It'll be interesting to see how much changes in the next seven.

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