Saturday, September 03, 2011

London Diary Part 6 - Visit to Bournemouth

It was a weekend Sunday to be specific and we were getting bored sitting at home, so it wasn't surprising that we were out in car , in flat 5 minutes ready to visit Bournemouth  as soon as a plan was made!

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort tow in the county of Dorset, England.Bournemouth is a tourist and regional center for leisure, entertainment, culture and recreation.Bournemouth is located directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 95-mile (153 km) section of beautiful and largely unspoiled coastline recently designated a World Heritage Site. Bournemouth sea front overlooks the Isle of Wight . Bournemouth also has 7 miles (11 km) of sandy beaches.Bournemouth has seven long miles of golden sand!
Weather was a bit cloudy when we are on our way to the beach, but luckily as soon as we pulled in to the driveway it cleared !We first went to the Southbourne , which is a quieter beach along the Bournemouth Coast. Blue Flag award-winning Southbourne offers great food at the seafood restaurant. We as usual took a vege burger and french fries and sat there enjoying the sun and water!

Then we went to , Boscombe Beach. Boscombe seafront has been transformed from a sleepy 1950’s style beach into the exciting 21st century through Boscombe Spa.We decided to hit the water here as weather was favorable now! Water was chilly,  I mean really really chilly . coldest I have ever felt at any beach! But after 15 minutes of going in and out of water, I finally was able to make it to the water and enjoy some time there.

Then we went to the Bournemouth Pier , for a speedboat ride . Shockwave (operated by Dorset Cruises) gives a speedboat ride every 15 minutes.The boat is equipped with the latest safety features and is powered by a 880HP Jet Drive. With twin jet controls the skipper can spin the boat in her own length. It was thrilling and adventurous to say the least!
See my picture says a lot! I was  really afraid.

It was great trip to one of the safest beaches of the world!

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