We visited Swanage on this day 29th December 2016. Warm weather greets our arrival and we walk without the bite of a cold wind. The sun warms our backs as we pass the promenade and sea front. Amusement arcades line the streets, bringing many memories of guiding Robert away from them. Now he will not give them the time of day. Not for the grown up Robert, are the Funworlds, Jurassic Amusement Centre or the train rides. No, he had nothing but scorn for these innocent venues. Now they just exploit the peasants. Interesting theory as he was always a great supporter of these seaside amusement centres.
Swanage is a seaside town held in check by the waters edge, more of a second home or holiday cottage type of town. Swanage, so much like all the seaside towns of England, slightly grubby and unkempt. These towns come to life in the short summer months then seem to only attract tour buses and pensioners for the rest of the year. Actually not a bad place to retire, when that time eventually does come.
We had a stroll around the harbour and through the town before stopping for some much needed coffee at the above establishment and then drove the 18 miles home on the more scenic route through Corfe Castle, Wareham and Sandford.
On reflection, a pleasant day out and as we took in the winter air, very healthy.