We're in Swanage this weekend. We arrived late Friday evening. It's a long weekend with Monday being a bank holiday. (The first Monday in May is always a bank holiday here. A bank holiday is what we in SA would call a public holiday. It's taken me two years to stop calling it public holidays here!)
I booked us into a self-catering flat. It is up on a hill and has lovely views over Swanage bay and the hills opposite. This way Andre can be out diving and I can snuggle under the duvet and still see the sea as I'm doing now!
The weather is not great unfortunately. Doesn't effect my snuggling under the duvet plans, but there was no diving yesterday due to the weather. They had a dive booked on a boat for yesterday afternoon but all dives and boat trips were cancelled. It was quite windy and that makes for very poor visibility under water which would be dangerous. Andre's gone down to the pier this morning. There was talk last night in the pub that there would be diving today. The wind has calmed down at least so hopefully they'll be able to get in the water.
We met some of the other divers in the pub here yesterday evening for drinks which was fun. It was also my first time in a pub while a soccer (or football as they call it here) match was on. Andre and I don't really follow the football but of course it's a big thing here. People were sitting along one side of the tables only so everyone's eyes could be on the TV and there was loud cheering for every goal or attempt thereof. As soon as the game was over the pub emptied and we went for dinner at an Italian restaurant where we had delicious mussels in a creamy garlic wine sauce. We never eat seafood anymore so while we're by the sea for the weekend we're getting our fix of seafood!
As it wasn't diving weather yesterday we went for a walk instead and Andre took some photos along the beach which you can see here and here.