UK readers will be well familiar with the huge amount of rain which has fallen on Britain so far this year. I believe February may have been one of, if not THE, wettest on record. So it was no surprise that we were ‘blessed’ with rain on Day 2. It had been forecast after all. This made for some slippery conditions over and above the already boggy ground in many places.
We took brief respite in the café at Durlston Castle, where we were advised to take the slightly less muddy higher path along the Priest’s Way, rather than the coastal path. It took a little finding after a wrong turn, but we soon reached the very welcome haven of the Square and Compass in Worth Matravers. The log fire was burning brightly and we very quickly dried out, on the outside anyway. 😉
Thankfully, the next few days proved to be much brighter, if a little windy… (that’s Yorkshire sarcasm for 70mph winds).