Christchurch, Dorest.


So away for a quick three day break at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa. The theory being when we booked it, that by now right at the end of November Mary would be able to swim. Alas the saga of the coffee spillage goes on and she once again will just have to look at the pool.

dscf2865But it is such a beautiful spot, I’m sure we will find lots to do and Mary is going to treat herself to a couple of nice, long massages.

She has already taken some great pictures but my great pictures will have to wait. I was persuaded at the camera club the other night to take my shots in ‘raw’. The iPad even though it uploaded them happily from the camera does not want to play in this blog. So we shall gaze tonight at Mary’s shots and maybe look at others by me tomorrow.The room has a great view and the facilities are cool.

The bathroom above also has a seperate walk in shower.

Dinner is at seven and I shall puzzle over a glass of something cool, if I should change my camera setting back to JPEG or not. My camera club chums will understand my confusion I’m sure. This is one of Mary’s below and the four above were taken on my iPad, but my best shots remain unseen.


I think we are in for a photographic 48 hours! Here’s hoping.

ย The view from our room.

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down itโ€™s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

9 thoughts on “Christchurch, Dorest.”

  1. Enjoy the break.
    It might be cold (no “might be”, it jolly well IS cold) but you may find this weather gets you some awesome wintry shots.

  2. How exciting. We used to go to Christchurch for coffee when I was a little girl with my parents and granny. Don’t remember grandpa (Pop) going, but it was a while ago. I expect he did. In fact he & dad would have ‘difficulty’ parking the car and arrive at chosen coffee house having nipped into a local for a swift pint first!if you get time, do go to Muddeford for the best crab sandwiches ever. I believe there’s a good gastric beach cafe there now. Pennie xx

    Sent from my iPad


    1. Now there is an an amazing co-incidence; Mary said,”This is where we came a lot when I was little. We parked here before it was a proper car park!” Oh! We are in Muddeford, time to play hunt the crab sandwiches tomorrow then. ๐Ÿ˜
      Yippee! ๐Ÿ˜œ Now time for dinner and a cool Prosecco beckons, methinks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. What camera are you using Malcolm, does it not allow you to take JPEG and Raw at the same time? If it does then that will see you right, if not then you are stuck with either JPEG or Raw I’m afraid.

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