Mileaters survive the pub with no beer.
14 Mileaters gathered at Burton Bradstock for the next section in our Coast Path odyssey. On paper, a fairly level walk to Abbotsbury awaited, but after eventually negotiating the 3 miles to West Bexington, 50% of which was on shingle, we realised why the Army used beaches for training.
At West Bexington a well-earned coffee break was enjoyed and 5 more members joined us for the final 3 1/2 miles to Abbotsbury; 10 minutes of beach and then it was merely a case of avoiding the deep pools of rainwater remaining from recent downpours - a stark contrast to the wonderful weather that accompanied us on our route, cool and breezy but clear blue skies.
At last St.Catherine's Chapel came into view and time for a photo-call, with great views south to The Fleet, and north to the surrounding hills. One small rise and we were across the finishing line; our reward awaited. But no, the pub had run out of draught beer! Toys collected from around the pram we made good with ciders, lagers and the odd "Peculier" bottle, accompanied by an excellent lunch.
Next stop Chickerell.