When my family first came to England (I think at the end of 1959?) we lived in a small coastguard cottage in Swanage. Last week we visited Swanage for the first time in many years, and showed our children where I lived when I was younger than them.
On this trip, we stayed in a beautiful cottage – a restored mill cottage with history going back hundreds of years.Â With us were my parents, and Marina’s parents, visiting us from California.
We also went to Lulworth Cove – an extraordinary formation where the sea has broken through the coastal rocks, and hollowed out an almost perfectly circular bay.Â I was aware of the cove from reviewing coastal charts, but had never had the opportunity to visit.