So here we are with a new summer season starting, and it’s a real shame that we have lost the beautiful Californian Lilac from the garden, and which suffered at the hands of gale Katie, which blew it over. The birds are very upset and have taken the dawn chorus else where so we need to rectify the situation by replanting an alternative. There is much discussion on whether it will be a magnolia tree or a hardy palm tree. We will need to plan for a new awning over the decking to add to the privacy now that the tree has gone, and to give some shade from the hot summer sun we are hoping is going to appear!?!?
Fortunately Salmons Leap is fully booked until mid October apart from August Bank Holiday week. Let’s hope for some really good weather for all our guests.
We are pleased to report that we have retained our Gold Award from Visit England again this year.
Weymouth celebrated it’s annual Watefest this weekend, and thankfully the weather was superb. Plenty of activity in the harbour including a jet board – not something I would like to try myself!!!. Great to see the tall ships in the harbour again. Plenty of tasty food stalls around the town, including Pink House regulars, the “Curry Man” – tasty Indian food on the harbour side.
Crowds of locals and holiday makers saw the event which was a great success again this year.
now the warmer weather is coming, all the migrating summer birds are arriving at the bird sanctuaries. Both the Lodmore and Radipole RSPB sanctuaries are very close to Salmons Leap and it is good to hear the bird chorus welcoming the sun.
Autumn has arrived, and whilst the sun is not with us every day, the beautiful autumnial colours are stunning. The nearby Lodmor Country Park has many migrating birds and the sights of the geese in their typical V shared formation are great to watch.
This is also the time of the ever popular beach motocross, when the town beach, pictured above, resounds to the noise of the motor bikes taking part in the races, like busy bees. This is a charity event organised by the local Lions Club and is very well supported.
Salmons Leap is fully booked until the end of October, and some winter maintenace will then need to be undertaken. Some weeks remain available however, and can be booked by contacting us.
This weekend Weymouth hosts an Iron Man Triathlon – The Weymouth Challenge. The full course is 2.7 mile swim, 114 mile cycle and 26 mile run. Feel tired thinking about it. Think I could manage the 26 miles but the rest……….!!!
At the same time the Wessex Food Festival ( more my style) is taking place offering a fascinating and diverse range of food. The Inferno Cheddar with chilli sticks in my mind!! Excellent (calorie free -don’t think so) cup cakes.