If I would be ever asked how heaven looks like for me, this would be my answer: a cup of coffee with the company of my beloved one, waking up somewhere in the nature, breathing greedy the fresh air, looking at the green views and enjoying the value of the silence, living in the moment.I had the chance to live my own paradise spending three days at the beautiful south coast of England in a log cabin. Three days were enough to make me clear my mind, and recharge my battaries ,soothe my soul, and have the benefit of waking up at a place like that.
Our log cabin was located at Hawkchurch Resorts and Spa, in the area of Axminster, a little wooden home with hidden treasures. From the outside it looked like so simple but cozy, in the inside a luxury apartment, however, keeping it simple and comfortable. At the first morning I enjoyed a cup of coffee on the balcony with a couple of sweet crepes, watching the misty, full of green fields landscape and confirming my theory about the famous English authors: the english landscape is ideal for some dark, romantic, inspired writing. Everything here is motivating an artist to feel deeply, to feel strongly, to feel emotions hidden deep in the soul. A sweet melancholy, a familiar and strange feeling of nostalgia. Something is missing but its not so bad as long as there is a cup of nice, warm English tea on the table.
These were my thoughts during my short stay near to the nature of Axminster, while i was eating my crepes, sharing some laughs and wandering around the green fields and forests. At the second day we had a beautiful, adventurus road trip through the south coast. In eight hours we managed to visit three diamonds of the english coast.
Our first stop was a small but beautiful town in the area of Dorset, the Lyme Regis. Lyme Regis is a real pearl in Dorset. A cute, little town, full of beautiful, old-style buildings, an atmosphere that travels you in another century, not so far from our own though, when people were still using their hands for working on the land and the sea. Lyme Regis is located next to the coast,giving you the opportunity to walk beside the beach and breathe the refreshing salty air. You can notice that there are small shops and markets selling fish in almost every corner and little, cute candy shops, making you stop and stare for a while. Different smells everywhere in the air creating memories in your mind, making this little town remarkable inside you.
The weather has started to be more cold by the time we arrived at Charmouth,some minutes far from Lyme Regis. Our second stop was brief but totally worth it. A nice little walk on the beach and some pictures as a memory, was a brilliant break from our time in the car, getting ready to start again for our last-but definitely not least, stop.
Walking next to the coast. Holding hands. Talking abou small things and big things. These were the essentials of a beautiful day. Not even the moody weather could ruin the moment. I was wondering how many beautiful, amazing, awesome places there are around the world, and even I was already on a trip, I was getting more greedy. I want to see everything.
The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is about 154 km in the area of Dorset and it’s famous for its remains of various creatures that have been found in the rocks-no we didn’t walk the whole 154 km and we didnt see any dinosaur (too bad). We had a brief stop for lunch at a restaurant in the Jurassic coast before our arrival at the main attraction.
When we arrived, we had to walk for a bit and take a look at the breathtaking view. Below the sea, watching her touch the sand with her waves, rocks around her and the little caves created from the nature. We stood for a while to capture the moment, to admire the work of the nature and keep the memory deep inside us. It was one of these moments that you wish your eyes could take pictures, just to capture the exact magic you have the chance to watch. We just walked the stairs down the beach and… here we are! In front of us a piece of the heaven, and the famous gate that has been created by something more important than us- time nature, god, a strange creature, we will never know. We had a short rest in the stoned caves and we grabbed the opportunity to admire the sunset. Our time there was perfect. We were not late in our date with this amazing magical time of the day. As the night was coming and the weather was colder and colder we returned in the comfort and the warmth of our log cabin, making a nice cup of tea so we could relax and enjoy our last night in the log cabin.