A Sunny Day in Lyme Regis
A sunny day in Lyme Regis means a kaleidoscope of colour:
A bright blue sky nudges against the deep blue sea, dazzling and glinting in the sunshine, dotted with colourful handkerchiefs of red, blue, yellow and white as sail boats bob about on the waves. Closer to shore, heads dip in and out of the surf attached to bodies clad in costumes of rainbow hues, wet hair slicked back, limbs glistening with salty spray.
On the beach there are flags flapping, deck chairs groaning under the weight of Great Aunt Maud’s formidable frame, sunshades artfully raised at jaunty angles, cool grey patches of shade pooled beneath them. Buckets, spades, Frisbees, footballs, beach towels. All set against the pale backdrop of the soft creamy sand, sandwiched between the sea and the shore, candy coloured beach huts standing to attention behind them. Beyond, the gardens are in full bloom. No subtle shades here. Boisterous, vibrant and dazzling in their summer finery. Red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, white. Bold, brash and wonderful.
As I watch, the scene is constantly changing. Moving and reforming like a kaleidoscope of colour trapped between the far horizon and the dramatic coastline that surrounds the bay. A sunny day in Lyme Regis - there's nothing quite like it!
Stephanie Colston, By the Bay Restaurant and Wine Bar
Published on 01/09/2012.