The first picnic of 2014

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 18th May 2014

IMG_0702I’ve written about my penchant for picnics before – but thanks to the wind and the rain they’ve been in pretty short supply this year.

Until this weekend, that is, when for two days running we’ve walked for hours along the Dorset coast.

My daughter was home from the bright lights of London and desperate for some sea air. She made a delicious picnic, found an old rucksack and was into an old pair of walking boots faster than you could say “Shoreditch.”

And amazingly, we all agreed on the walk we wanted to do. Why? Because the path from Anvil Point to Dancing Ledge has pretty much everything you want on a stroll – breathtaking views across the azure sea, fields filled with buttercups and mile upon mile of winding paths.

The weather this weekend was glorious but once we’d been walking for ten minutes we barely saw a soul – just starlings, cows and speedboats whizzing along the shore below.


PS: When I spotted that the fantastic Chococo in Swanage was selling black garlic chocolates I couldn’t resist. The chocolates are made with black garlic from Bridport – which, I was glad to discover, tastes nothing like regular garlic and certainly doesn’t smell like it. The chocolates look and taste divine, and yes, I will definitely be back for more.

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