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CHAPTER TWO   COASTAL VIEWS

 

COASTAL VIEWS

VISIT THE AUTHOR'S LOCAL AREA

Southbourne-on-Sea lies between Hengistbury Head and Boscombe and was founded by a Doctor Compton in the 1870s; he wanted to create a year round health resort completely separate from Bournemouth. It would be lovely if we still had the winter gardens and the pier, but it is still a resort enjoyed all year round, with people to be found striding or jogging along the cliff top or sea front, even in the strongest south westerly winds.

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There are three zig zags and a cliff lift to take you down to the beach that forms part of Poole Bay; you can walk along the promenade to Bournemouth Pier and beyond until you reach Sandbanks.

My short stories 'Waiting Room' in the 'Dark and Milk' collection, 'Red Car' and 'Moving On' in the 'Hallows and Heretics' anthology are all set in this local area.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Milk-Janet-Gogerty-ebook/dp/B00AXON9YW

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hallows-Heretics-Janet-Gogerty-ebook/dp/B00GTXYY4A

 

SOUTHBOURNE-ON-SEA

Southbourne Grove is a great local shopping and eating area with new businesses opening up regularly. With a greengrocer's, butcher's, bakers and other food stores you can get all your weekly shopping. Other shops do everything from key cutting to curtain fittings. Whether you want  children’s toys or a unique gift, browse amongst the many creative outlets.

My favourite place for coffee or a meal is The Ludo Lounge, once upon a time the old Woolworths, a bar/café open 9a.m. to 11p.m., a relaxed atmosphere for all ages  with papers to read and games to play.

BOSCOMBE

Boscombe lies between Southbourne and Bournemouth and has its own pier. The whole sea front area and pier have been regenerated and despite the expensive fiasco of the surf reef, the other improvements have made it a popular destination.

 'Moving On' and 'Red Car', stories in the 'Hallows and Heretics' anthology, are set in this area.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hallows-Heretics-Janet-Gogerty-ebook/dp/B00GTXYY4

 

BOURNEMOUTH

BOURNEMOUTH PIER  IS AT THE CENTRE OF THE SEVEN MILES OF BEACH IN POOLE BAY

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Times-Tides-Janet-Gogerty-ebook/dp/B06VXPNL4T

My short story 'Holiday' from the new collection Times and Tides is set in Bournemouth.

POOLE

Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world.

HENGISTBURY HEAD AND MUDEFORD

ONCE AN IRON AGE FORT, MR SELFRIDGE WANTED TO BUILD A CASTLE HERE,

DOWN ON THE SANDSPIT ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE BEACH HUTS IN THE COUNTRY.

 

 

Across the fast moving 'Run' from the sandspit, with its 'Noddy Train' to Hengistbury Head, is busy Mudeford Quay.

The characters in 'Waiting Room',  'Dark and Milk' anthology find themselves here.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/381/dp/B00AXON9YW

 

CHRISTCHURCH

EAST OF SOUTHBOURNE, A WALK DOWNHILL TAKES YOU TO THE RIVER STOUR WHICH JOINS THE AVON AT CHRISTCHURCH HARBOUR.

HIGH TIDES AND LANDSLIDES

WHEN THINGS GO WRONG AT THE SEASIDE!

VALENTINE'S NIGHT STORM 2014

WARNINGS TO STAY AWAY FROM  COASTAL AREAS  WERE THE SIGNAL TO HEAD STRAIGHT FOR SOUTHBOURNE CLIFF TOP - STRONG WINDS AND  HIGH TIDE ON THE MORNING OF 15TH FEBRUARY - THEN DOWN TO GET A CLOSER VIEW....  BEACH HUTS REDUCED TO MATCHSTICKS.

RIVER STOUR FLOODED FEBRUARY 2014

BOURNEMOUTH EAST CLIFF LANDSLIDE

STRANGE VIEWS

GUESS WHAT'S HAPPENING

FOR MORE LOCAL VIEWS TURN TO CHAPTER FIVE BEACHWRITER'S BLOG

ANSWERS TO STRANGE VIEWS.   FLIP FLOP SHOWER TO CELBRATE 2016 OLYMPICS; 

BEACH REPLENISHMENT:    BUILDING NEW GROYNES.

THE WEBSITE OF AUTHOR JANET GOGERTY

 

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