Mileaters engage in a spot of "smuggling"
No doubt the founder Mileaters will view our efforts with disdain for it has taken us 2 years to only reach Weymouth in our attempt at The Dorset Coast Path. Well, we have now reached Osmington Mills - that is to say 7 of us (and Molly & Floppy) now have !
Parking up at "The Smugglers" the day began well when we found the ticket machine to be broken (Mileaters 2, Ticket machine nil). Over the hill to Osmington village, the bus duly arrived and deposited us at The Kings Statue, Molly enjoying her first bus ride.
With no one tempted to brave the waters of Weymouth Bay, we marched the length of The Esplanade and soon reached Bowleaze Cove; a pleasure to reach the countryside at last. So followed a fine undulating walk with the sound of the waves below, passing Redcliff Point, the PGL Camp (Lesley could not break in to sample the zipwire) and onwards over Black Head (did anyone spot that ?). From here it was all downhill with the attractions of "The Smugglers" awaiting us.
Despite recent forecasts, the sun shone on us, even if it was rather sticky underfoot at times. Next stop Lulworth Cove?