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Dawn and I decided to pop down to Lyme Regis for lunch yesterday despite still being jet lagged after our recent return from Sri lanka. We are waking up at 3-4am everyday and feeling very tired in the afternoon. 

We had a lovely lunch in a typical English Pub, no more curry and rice for a while, ha!  I did happen to take my bins with me and noticed one or two nice birdies around the stone break-water situated off the end of the Cobb.

The breakwater off the end of the Cobb held Cormorants, Herring Gulls, a Ringed Plover and half a dozen Purple Sandpipers, You can see 'Golden Cap' near Charmouth in the distance across Lyme Bay.

Purple Sandpiper

Along the harbour wall several Rock Pipits dashed about looking for food, they have become very tame there and allow a close approach.

Rock Pipit 

As the tide receded a few Ruddy Turnstones landed on the muddy sand in the harbour. The view looking back to the colourful sea-front at Lyme is shown in the last picture below.

Ruddy Turnstone

Lunch was lovely, I had Liver and Onions, its good to be back eating good old pub-grub!