The Chain Ferry
I had promised Steve a ride on the chain ferry that links Sandbanks to Studlands. My accidental detour added a few extra miles to our journey as we then headed South towards Poole and Bournemouth.
The queue for the chain ferry along Banks Road in Sandbanks gave us the opportunity to look at the houses there. Famed for being one of the most expensive places to live in England we were interested in seeing just what these houses looked liked.
Once on-board the Bramble Bush Bay we left the car and climbed up to get a better view as the ferry crossed over.
The ferry didn’t stop all the boats coming and going through the harbour mouth.
The ferry’s toll cost £4.50 but did save us an extra 25 miles on our way to Swanage.
After the toll booth the road runs flat and straight. There were cars parked on both sides of Ferry Road as we headed off the peninsular towards Studland.
The car park in Swanage was through the town. The car park wound its way up a hill (Broad Road) and overlooked the pier. We were lucky and found a space not too far up the hill. Walking back along the High Street we stopped at the White Horse Inn for some lunch. I had a delicious pie which I ate sitting at a table outside.
Walking back towards the pier we stopped to watch seagulls opening discarded plastic containers to get at the food within.
In the Prince Albert Gardens I took this picture of columns for one of the challenges in the camera club treasure hunt in June.