On our way to Lyme Regis we passed a store. I read “fabric” and Ken read “a place to gather”. Maybe we can stop on the way back.
The famous Jane Austen was known to visit Lyme Regis on two occasions, in 1803 and 1804 and it seems that she grew to love the place. I can see how she would.
In Persuasion, she describes “the principal street almost hurrying into the water, the Walk to the Cobb, skirting round the pleasant little bay, which, in the season, is animated with bathing machines and company…are what the stranger’s eye will seek.”
Fast forward 2016. Broad street, I would like to imagine, was the street in which she describes hurrying into the water. What a quaint town it is. On this cold Sunday in January, the bathing machines are all closed.
On our walk to the cobb (cobb meaning sea defence) I could not resist this little shop.
Our lunch spot, The Cobb Arms, is near the sea wall where I enjoyed fresh scallops and Ken had the daily special, Beef Stroganoff.
After our lunch we strolled on the seawall, which I’ve just learned Meryl Streep walked on in the movie “The French Lieutenants Women” by John Fowles. I’ll add this to my movie watch list.
On our way home we stopped at the FABRIC store that I mentioned in the beginning. The Natural Fabric Store owner’s name is Lucy Cobb.