May Bank Holiday saw twelve of us head south to Weymouth (or Weyhey! Mouth) as it is now affectionately known :) Arriving on the Friday to glorious sunshine and blue skies, a chilly wind and ice cream and cream teas all round!
Exploring the town through the narrow streets of quaint little souvenir shops and tea shops to the Old Harbour where we found a lovely place to eat at The Old Rooms Inn overlooking the quay.
Three groups set off to solve a murder mystery treasure hunt around the old town on Saturday - although our team did get a bit distracted - first with a group of rugby players having some initiation fun on the beach. The Alresford Rugby Team were great fun! All with a different Mr Men persona we just had to have a photo or two before the freshers set off to rescue their team-mates from "drowning" in all of 12inches of water. Such fun! Then art & craft centres & galleries added a further detour from the route before getting to the end with 3 suspects left! Oops we missed something along the way, but we did guess the murder weapon!
Sunday saw us on a trip to Portland, walking around the southern point by the Trinity Lighthouse and taking in the amazing scenery here and the light was just exquisite. The Fresnel lens is a spectacular invention (and great for a photographer looking for abstract effects!)
Weymouth was holding a Kite Festival and Sunday was the best day for the kite enthusiasts with a steady wind to keep them aloft - the kites not the enthusiasts!
As the evenings came to a close, this gave me (along with my friend Karen, also a photography fanatic) an opportunity to capture the lights & lasers of Weymouth and the effects they created - the reflections in the water, a slower shutter speed to create a surreal effect. Although limited by the PASM capabilities of my trusty Nikon Coolpix compact camera, I think I managed to get some pretty effective shots.