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Studland Bay 3/7

The tide was out whilst we were at Studland Bay in May and one can walk quite a way out along the shoreline. The main building in the centre is the excellent tearoom, one Alan Rolfe knows very well, but the National Trust want to knock all those buildings down and create some sort of visitor attraction, we signed the petition against the idea.                                    (There’s that lady in the blue anorak again, I wonder who she is?)

Studland Bay 3/7

The tide was out whilst we were at Studland Bay in May and one can walk quite a way out along the shoreline. The main building in the centre is the excellent tearoom, one Alan Rolfe knows very well, but the National Trust want to knock all those buildings down and create some sort of visitor attraction, we signed the petition against the idea.                                    (There’s that lady in the blue anorak again, I wonder who she is?)

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 14 Mar 2018, 00:45
It is a fine picture, Brian, and made exceptional by the wonderful exposed tidal rocks, and the mystery Lady-in-Blue.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
Lovely, Brian! Good for you for signing the petition!
Are you stalking her?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. I don't think I need to stalk her these days, it is 50 years at the end of October when we had our first date, with us both working at the same offices we went out to lunch together and then in the evening a couple of days later. She lived about 30 miles from me and on that first evening I drove to pick her up and couldn't find her house on the big estate she lived in, fortunately all turned out well as i saw her standing at the front door waiting to see if I drove by, and the rest is history, as they say.
That lady looks like a little kid having fun, Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: I think she wat struggling a bit Ginnie, the steps are quite steep and she doesn't have so much flexibility in her hips now she has replacements, but she made it and lived to tell the tale, as they say.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 14 Mar 2018, 06:40
I would sign the petition too, I don't like the idea of the NT tarting things up too much
Brian Walbey: I don't particularly like the direction the NT is heading in general these days to be honest, too much politically correct nonsense going on!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Mar 2018, 07:28
Wanting to get rid of an excellent tearoom - nasty so-and-so's ... A lovely picture of a similar lovely place.
Brian Walbey: I suspect they see more money rolling through the cash registers if there is a visitor centre and shop etc. etc.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Mar 2018, 08:16
That would so spoil that low-key place, Brian
Brian Walbey: My thoughts entirely Lisl, I don't particularly like the direction the NT is heading in general these days to be honest, too much politically correct nonsense going on!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Mar 2018, 08:16
How long before we get to the nudist beach Brian?
Brian Walbey: Sorry Chad, we never went that far.
A lovely place, was there birding not long ago. I agree, the National Trust should leave well alone, these buildings add to the ambience of the place. We saw parrots there!
Brian Walbey: I don't particularly like the direction the NT is heading in general these days to be honest, too much politically correct nonsense going on! It is a lovely spot and should be left alone IMHO.
Well done. The National Trust is getting a bit too commercialised
Brian Walbey: I don't particularly like the direction the NT is heading in general these days to be honest, too much politically correct nonsense going on apartf rom the commercialism.
Tour lady in blue is perfect in the picture. I'm sure you had her go up there to model. smile
Brian Walbey: Those steps are quite steep and her artifical Hips hampered her a bit as she tried to climb up.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2018, 15:58
Now you've been on a part of the beach that I've never been on. At the right state for he tide, you can walk to another little Cafe, Jo's, but I've never done that.

There are times when I feel like leaving the NT as I'm not keen on some of things they are doing. We don't need a visitor centre there; the natural beauty itself is enough to attract people. I have considered leaving NT but then I think apart all the good they have done. I would join NT for Scotland instead as it is cheaper and has reciprocal arrangements with the English NT.
Brian Walbey: WE could have walked roight round that afternoon but didn't in case the tide came in, instead we walked round the road to the next bay as you will see from my Saturday post. I don't particularly like the direction the NT is heading in general these days to be honest, too much politically correct nonsense going on apart from the commercialism.
i like the moss covering all the stones, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Not moss Ayush, but seaweed etc.this is under the water once the tide comes in.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Mar 2018, 19:42
This is such a great picture and I love the lady in blue, she gives scale. I hope you bought Maureen a nice cup of tea, Brian.
Love the sun here.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, it was just the right time to visit this lovely place. We not only had tea but lunch as well but I can't rememebr if it was before or after we'd tackled those steps.
Low tide, and even here a lot of green
Brian Walbey: There is a lot of seaweed of various types growing on those rocks, it was quite slippery in places.

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