The morning after Sophie’s wedding the sun was shining just as bright as it was the day before, so Matt and I decided that we would make the most of it and spend the day by the sea.
We were just outside Christchurch, Dorset, so we decided to head there and spend the day at our own leisure and meet up with some friends later on for lunch.
We had a walk along the high street first, checking out the local artists and nautical themed knick-knacks the shops had to offer.
As much as I love being in the Surrey Countryside I do sometimes miss the beach and being near the sea, especially when it’s sunny.
From there we took a stroll through the Priory. (A fact for you, it is the longest parish church in the country and is larger than 21 English Anglican Cathedrals.) It is a very beautiful and serene place to visit.
Then finally, we ended up at Christchurch Harbour.
We found an empty bench and sat for a while just breathing in the sea air, soaking up the sunshine and watching all the people out on their boats.
We slowly got up from our comfy spot in the sunshine and headed to The Boathouse for a late lunch with friends.
We had reserved a table inside and it was nice to have a bit of a break from the sunshine, I can’t believe I just said that!
Even though they specialise in seafood, they have a range of other options including pizzas, burgers and vegetarian dishes, so the menu pretty much caters for everyone. They even have a separate gluten free menu.
In all honesty I can’t remember what everyone had to eat as we were too busy catching up with each other, but it was really tasty! (I need to start remembering to take pictures of food instead of diving in straight away!)
After lunch we decided to head back outside and find a spot on the comfy sofas, order some more drinks and enjoy the weather. They also had live music outside which was great and made it feel like we were on holiday.
We spent the remainder of the afternoon gossiping and drinking the tastiest cocktails until the sun went down. 🙂
A great way to end a great weekend by the sea.