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Dorset Trip
Have just returned from a short break in Dorset with Catherine and David, where we met up every day with Pauline.
On one of our days out, we went to Kingston Lacy where we were joined by Phil. and on our way home, we stopped off at Lyme Regis where we met up with Lynn, and Susie, where we all had a good time together, so many thanks to Phil, Lynn and Susie for taking the time to meet up with us.

During our four night stay near Wareham, we paid a visit to and on behalf of the four of us, we cannot thank them enough for their kindness and hospitality during our time there, so, many thanks Liberty’s. Well worth a visit if you are in East Dorset, or South West Hampshire.

Another day out which came about by friends in high places was courtesy of the Poole Harbour Commission, where the four of us were treated like visiting royalty. After meeting the harbour-master himself, we were shown around the Control Room, taken on a tour of the docks and quays, then after lunch, we were taken aboard Vanguard, one of the high speed Pilot Boats for a tour round the harbour.
Once again, we cannot thank them enough for their kindness and hospitality received.

On the whole, a great fun and action packed break, and thank you to ALL who helped make it happen.

Some Pics

These 4 are by Pauline
Poole Quayside in front of the Condor Ferry, with Catherine, David, Dave (security & safety) and myself.

Catherine, David and myself at Arne.

David playing at Arne.

Me on the swing.

Pictures by Catherine
David, Pauline, Phil and myself at Kingston Lacy.

Lynn, myself, Susie, and David at Lyme Regis.

Pictures taken by me.
Catherine testing her wellies at Shipstal Point.

David at Shipstal Point.

Catherine, Pauline and David at Shipstal Point.

Pauline Swinging at Kingston Lacy.

Phil, David, Catherine and Pauline at Kingston Lacy.

Lynn, Catherine, Susie and David at Lyme.

Harbour Pictures
Extreme thanks to PHC for their hospitality, especially, Warren (Pilot), Dave (Control Room) Dave (Security & Safety) Richard and Tony (Vanguard Crew).

Warren & Dave in the Control Room.

On the Quay with Dave (S&S)

Roadside with Dave (S&S)

Pauline hanging on. You can tell the speed by the wake.

Starboard Side of Vanguard.

Catherine, Pauline and David when the boat was going slower.

Richard (left) & Tony. Crew of Vanguard. (Thanks guys.)

The Pilot Boat, Vanguard, with Tony on the Port Side.

Additional pictures from the Harbour Visit can be found by clicking this link.


  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    It was really enjoyable,love it when a plan comes together, all that arranging so early on paid off 100% Richard, good job done. so much fun, and such great weather could not have been better! Look forward to Meet No 6!! xx

  • Thank you Pauline. It’s great when it all comes together so well, especially when planned so long in advance. All that worry for nothing. LOL. xx

    Oh yes, #6 I have ideas for already, apart from the bungee jump, pot holing, and sky dive which is all booked now. xx

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    love to know how you put shots like this Richard, it was nice to meet the three of you xx

  • Thank you Lynn. Were we what you expected? LOL. As for how to do this, it is easy but time consuming, and I will do a tutorial for you and email it to you. xx

    – Country Pursuits

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    Yes more or less, it was fun wasn’t it xx

  • And the time went so quick. xx

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  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Great set of shots Richard ~ apart from a couple of spoilers ha ha … like Lynn I’d love to know how to put them together like this ~ she said she’d forward me the instructions when you give them to her :)

  • Thank you Susie. I have just sent an email to Lynn with a tutorial. I am sure she will forward it to you. LOL. x

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

    A BRILLIENT time was had by all,
    and lovely meeting up with good friends,
    also meeting new friends.Thanks to all.x

  • Well said Catherine. xx

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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

    A great set of images , looks like you had a ball . xx

  • Thank you Irene. it was superb. You would have loved it. xx

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