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I Spy … an awesome view from the cliffs | Thundercat

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Last weekend saw us braving the elements (well, it was windy and when the sun went in … freezing!) and taking a walk along East Overcliff to see the Thundercat racing.

Rounds 1 and 2 of Thundercat racing was taking place east of Bournemouth Pier and we were hoping to catch a couple of races from our vantage point on top of the cliffs.  After all, there couldn’t be a better aerial view.

We chose to start from the Jon Egging memorial, taking a few moments in silence to pay our respects before making our way to the fenced off cliff.  Seeing one of the official Thundercat photographers indicated we had chosen a good place!

UPDATE :  25th April – you may have seen the news about the landslide at the East Cliff – it was EXACTLY where we were standing to take these photos a week before it happened!  Check out the Bournemouth Echo for more information.

The photos are a mixture from Pete’s Nikon DSLR and I used his previous camera (a Canon) plus my mobile phone.

I Spy …






Despite wearing my wind and waterproof jacket I was really cold (I only had on a thin jumper underneath) so after a quick walk we went back to the car for coffee and cake.  Ironically, the next day we went to Avon Beach and I dressed warmly this time.  It was a gorgeously sunny and warm day – people were out in their shorts, tees and flipflops (although there was still a chill to the air when the sun hid behind the clouds).

This weekend we’re hoping to chill at Bournemouth Square.  It’s the Jazz Festival and there will be a Jazz Village.  Just love weekends when the events start 🙂

What events are you looking forward to this year?

Family comes first! I'm married with two son's in their 20's and have a little more time now to follow my passions. I love my role as an Inclusion Lead in KS2 and I'm passionate about early help. I'm a member of Bournemouth's Early Help Operational Board working alongside others to instigate change and growth. I'm also passionate about my love of reading, being out in nature and creating with crochet. I've been blogging for eight years at Jera's Jamboree.

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