WEYMOUTH – CLOSED DOLPHINS, NAKED GNOMES

Dorchester is the perfect base from which to get as far away from Dorchester as possible, quickly.

A mere 13 face-covered minutes on the GWR to Weymouth, providing me with its annual Proper Pub in the GBG.

Or was it ?

First of all, the Dolphin looks awfully familar.

I’m sure I went in here to avoid a fight on the station the day Margaret Thatcher died.

All that’s irrelevant, however.

I know Matthew Lawrenson will appreciate the design of that simple but efficient message, which sadly hadn’t made its way to Facebook/Twitter/TikTok/t’internet etc etc.

Never mind. It’s Rishi Wednesday, let’s pop in Spoons and get half-price chicken bites.

Not a classic, is it ?

But elsewhere Weymouth never fails to astonish. It’s like a downbeat Southsea, despite the Olympic sailing sign (only 8 years old) and the Chesil Beach Cheryls on their way to water sports on Portland.

TWO Chinese takeaways and a mobility scooter on the same street. Bingo !

It’s heaving, just like Ilfracombe the other week. Squint at the beach and river photos, spot someone only 1.7m apart, and shout “SECOND WAVE !” like they do on the BBC.

Then rejoice that, for some of us, life is returning to a form of normality.

Bit suspicious of the naked gnomes and chip buckets though…

11 thoughts on “WEYMOUTH – CLOSED DOLPHINS, NAKED GNOMES

  1. We missed the Dolphin too. Not because it was closed, it was very open at the time, the missus didn’t like the look of custom and refused. She was much happier in the terrific Chapelhay Tavern near the Harbour, as of course was I…

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  2. “First of all, the Dolphin looks awfully familar.”

    Phew! You meant a pub and not an actual former watery mammalian lover.

    “I know Matthew Lawrenson will appreciate the design of that simple but efficient message”

    Indeed. And they seemed to ‘capitalise’ on many of their words. 🙂

    “Not a classic, is it ?”

    Good Lord, no.

    “TWO Chinese takeaways and a mobility scooter on the same street. Bingo !”

    What? No dry cleaners or nail salons?

    “spot someone only 1.7m apart, and shout “SECOND WAVE !” like they do on the BBC.”

    Pfft. Everyone knows COVID is afraid of sunlight. That’s why some enlightened US states have imposed curfews after the sun goes down. 😉

    “life is returning to a form of normality.”

    Thank goodness you didn’t type the ‘new normal’ shite.

    “Bit suspicious of the naked gnomes and chip buckets though…”

    Pfft. With that long a beard those gnomes could be wearing a thong and you’d never know.

    Cheers

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  3. Love Weymouth. It’s no GBG haven but it’s a great town.
    Can’t say I know that wetherspoons though?
    I certainly recognise the Anchor & the oak though on the harbour wall. Hopefully the oak is still in the GBG?
    Watched the world cup final in the Anchor last year (one for beermat) on a red hot day during the seafood festival.
    Ahh happy days.

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      1. The William Henry? Never been in.

        That really does understate Weymouth though.
        The Red Lion, The Kings Arms, The Boot, Duke of Cornwall should all be in

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