RIB Cruising To The West Country – Part 4
THE RETURN LEG
Returning from the West Country and I’ll try and stop off at Weymouth for some fuel and then either Studland Bay or Swanage for a breather before retuning home.
Weymouth is a nice stop off in its own right, This harbour is situated at the heart of the old town and is the ideal RIB destination for you to moor and explore Weymouth, the Jurassic coastline and the neighbouring countryside. Surrounding the harbour there are decent bars and shops, including chandlers and with Weymouth being home to one of the largest professional angling fleets in the UK, many restaurants offering traditional fish and chips to fine dining. Note that for the majority of RIB owners, Weymouth is not an ideal refuelling point as the harbour only sells diesel. The nearest petrol station is only a 10-minute walk away though. Poole has a couple of fuel suppliers if you can hold on the extra miles to get there.
The Jurassic coastline is well worth venturing inland to get a good view of. Between Orcombe Rocks in Exmouth, Devon and Studland Bay in Dorset, the Jurassic Coast is a Natural World Heritage Site and gives a unique insight into life in the past through the rocks exposed along the 95 miles of beautiful coastline.