02 August 2012

Weymouth to see the Olympic Sailing 26 July to 2 August 2012

We went to the Crossways Caravan Club near Weymouth via Alderstead Heath CC site stopping off overnight for both the outward and return trips (convenient near to J8 of the M25, just outside the London Emission Zone).

Over the Queen Elizabeth Bridge on the M25

Crossways is right next to Moreton Railway Station which is on the main London Waterloo to Weymouth line. Also the Frampton Arms (where we had Ciders and a meal). It also the burial place of TE Lawrence.

On the first day we went shopping by train to Dorchester, which was market day. A lovely market town.

On the second day we took the train to Weymouth, and were lucky enough to get on the Balmoral and watch the sailing close up, since we had the Volvo Family Day out in the front half of the boat.

The Balmoral (Finns racing in the distance!)

The Nothe at Weymouth, where you had to have tickets (not us!)

Day three we had a quiet day at the site, with deer wandering around.

Day 4 was a long trip, train to Wareham, 40 Bus to Swanage.There we took the steam train past Corfe Castle.

Corfe Castle from the Train

Swanage pier

Then we took the number 50 bus to Bournemouth, which went over the Chain Ferry at Sandbanks, followed by the train back to Moreton.

and finally home!

Flat battery at the final stop for fuel, so jump started from the leisure battery .....