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Dorset

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Postby Rhyd6 » October 6th, 2019, 6:02 pm

We've recently returned from holiday in Dorset and I have to say that having travelled over most of England and Wales I've not come across a more friendly bunch of people. They certainly made for a very enjoyable holiday.

R6

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Re: Dorset

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Postby dspp » October 6th, 2019, 7:01 pm

Rhyd6 wrote:We've recently returned from holiday in Dorset and I have to say that having travelled over most of England and Wales I've not come across a more friendly bunch of people. They certainly made for a very enjoyable holiday.

R6


Sssshhhh don't tell anybody. We prefer people bypass Dorset so it stays special.

regards, dspp

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Re: Dorset

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Postby brightncheerful » October 9th, 2019, 5:26 pm

dspp wrote:
Rhyd6 wrote:We've recently returned from holiday in Dorset and I have to say that having travelled over most of England and Wales I've not come across a more friendly bunch of people. They certainly made for a very enjoyable holiday. R6


Sssshhhh don't tell anybody. We prefer people bypass Dorset so it stays special. regards, dspp


By-pass ?
(link regarding speeding driver)
https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/17744179.man-drove-porsche-on-puddletown-bypass-at-155mph/

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Re: Dorset

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Postby dspp » October 9th, 2019, 7:40 pm

brightncheerful wrote:
dspp wrote:
Rhyd6 wrote:We've recently returned from holiday in Dorset and I have to say that having travelled over most of England and Wales I've not come across a more friendly bunch of people. They certainly made for a very enjoyable holiday. R6


Sssshhhh don't tell anybody. We prefer people bypass Dorset so it stays special. regards, dspp


By-pass ?
(link regarding speeding driver)
https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/17744179.man-drove-porsche-on-puddletown-bypass-at-155mph/


eek !

155mph !

There are some nutters out there. That particular piece of road is often driven quite fast. What the fast drivers don't realise is that slow and/or heavy traffic comes out some slip roads with very limited visibility, and there are also some long tailbacks just over some blind summits. As a consequence there are fairly often some nasty accidents there.

regards, dspp

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Re: Dorset

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Postby Lootman » October 9th, 2019, 9:42 pm

dspp wrote:155mph !

There are some nutters out there. That particular piece of road is often driven quite fast. What the fast drivers don't realise is that slow and/or heavy traffic comes out some slip roads with very limited visibility, and there are also some long tailbacks just over some blind summits. As a consequence there are fairly often some nasty accidents there.

At 155 mph you have to wonder how the cops caught up with him.

Your hope that Dorset remains a secret may be too late, at least if my last visit to Wareham on a summer week-end is anything to go by. But I do love the "Isle" of Purbeck. And is there a better pub in all of England than the Square and Compass in Worth Matravers?

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Re: Dorset

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Postby dspp » October 9th, 2019, 9:48 pm

Lootman wrote:
dspp wrote:155mph !

There are some nutters out there. That particular piece of road is often driven quite fast. What the fast drivers don't realise is that slow and/or heavy traffic comes out some slip roads with very limited visibility, and there are also some long tailbacks just over some blind summits. As a consequence there are fairly often some nasty accidents there.

At 155 mph you have to wonder how the cops caught up with him.

Your hope that Dorset remains a secret may be too late, at least if my last visit to Wareham on a summer week-end is anything to go by. But I do love the "Isle" of Purbeck. And is there a better pub in all of England than the Square and Compass in Worth Matravers?


I won't tell you where the even better bits are, but I can tell you that nobody except the grockles goes to the Square & Compass in the Summer. Much as I love it, and have done for very many decades, I seldom go in season. There are better ones elsewhere ....

(I used to doss in the caves in Purbeck after cycling down there from north Dorset to climb at weekends, and S&C was one of the pubs I used to use as a lad. You can't access most of those caves now by normal means)

regards, dspp

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Re: Dorset

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Postby didds » October 11th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Lootman wrote:. And is there a better pub in all of England than the Square and Compass in Worth Matravers?



its a belter! though ive only been there in autumn/winter

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Re: Dorset

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Postby richfool » October 11th, 2019, 2:48 pm

dspp wrote:I won't tell you where the even better bits are, but I can tell you that nobody except the grockles goes to the Square & Compass in the Summer. Much as I love it, and have done for very many decades, I seldom go in season. There are better ones elsewhere ....

(I used to doss in the caves in Purbeck after cycling down there from north Dorset to climb at weekends, and S&C was one of the pubs I used to use as a lad. You can't access most of those caves now by normal means)

Dspp, re the Square & Compass, can you recommend a couple of similar places in the Dorchester - Weymouth area, - preferably ones that don't get rammed with people.

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Re: Dorset

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Postby dspp » October 11th, 2019, 3:23 pm

Oak at Dewlish
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Re: Dorset

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Postby sunnyjoe » October 11th, 2019, 5:10 pm

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