Summer day out

We were so lucky that the day we’d chosen for our summer outing proved to be one of the sunniest days of the year.  Our first port of call, quite literally, was Cobb’s Quay Marina where we were met by Noel from Get Lost Sailing before boarding their high speed rib for our sea safari.

We made our way slowly through Poole Harbour, enjoying the music as we headed out to sea, passing Brownsea Island and Sandbanks.  As soon as we were outside the harbour the fun really began as the speed increased and we blasted over the waves to Old Harry Rocks.

We then travelled along the Jurassic Coast and across Swanage Bay, getting an incredible view of the unique geology of the coastline and we made a stop at a fresh water waterfall, getting a bit wetter as we passed underneath it.  Then it was along the coast to Durlston and the Anvil Point Lighthouse, spotting puffins on the way.

It was an exhilarating ride back to the entrance to Poole Harbour and then a leisurely return to the marina by which time we’d worked up a large appetite so our next stop was the Custom House on Poole Quay for a delicious lunch.

To round off the day we visited Knoll Gardens, a naturalistic garden renowned for its ornamental grasses, and in contrast to the excitement of the morning, Knoll offered a tranquil experience, providing a haven for wildlife and people.