Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Poole, Dorset

We had a look around South Lytchett Manor campsite and decided to stay three nights. Well cared for with very clean amenities, it proved to be an ideal place for visits to Poole in Dorset - and cycling visits that is! Only three miles away with good cycling tracks.

The highlight was Poole harbour with very good views of the Sunseeker luxury motoryachts operation and the never ending coming and going of other pleasure craft. There are varied eateries along the qauyside to suit all tastes, from take out chippy's to 'Italian gossip'.

We also had the bicycles serviced at The Bicycle Company with the owner Martyn Hoyle really giving both some well earned attention after eight years of moderate useage, brakes, chain and gears, wheels and some adjustments to riding position - all at £40.00 per bike and ready after two hours.

Did I mention Poole harbour?

The huge Sunseeker luxury motoryachts operation in the harbour 

A new yacht being towed out and pushed to an anchorage

RNLI lifeboat

The Condor Vitesse, cross channel ferry Poole to St Malo

Cobbs Marina with its 'dry stack' method of boat storage

With the prevalent sunny weather the cycling was most enjoyable and the two days spent around the boating activities of Poole was an unknown bonus. 


  1. Poole Harbour? Really? I can only imagine the jokes that the two of you must have made. Trip looks lovely so far and I look forward to the next post!

    1. Welcome! Yes, Poole harbour, interesting name play. Had full sun and 26C now back to rain and 11C. That's England. Lovely to have you on the Blog!