Purbeck Breezers That Ain't!
Friday, 11 June 2021
Lovely At Lulworth (3)
Two years ago, More (once Wilts and Dorset, once Hants and Dorset) merged two Poole local services to create a bigger and better Breezer 60.
It runs from Sandbanks (for sea, sand and millionaire spotting) through Poole and on to Rockley Park ...
... and is shown on the map in BROWN.
Currently buses run every 30 minutes Poole to Sandbanks ...
... and hourly on to Rockley Park. In peak summer, i.e. school holidays, buses to Sandbanks run every 15 minutes! Rockley Park is a vast collection of chalets and immobile homes ...
... and a look at the sea!
Discovering whether it runs via the quay and, more particularly, when, is something of a challenge. Traveline shows extra stops for the inbound journey ...
Breezer 70 (map CYAN) is also a long-term Wilts and Dorset route (with modifications) running summer only ...
The Isle of Purbeck is a peninsula in Dorset, England. It is bordered by water on three sides: the English Channel to the south and east, where steep cliffs fall to the sea; and by the marshy lands of the River Frome and Poole Harbour to the north.
Its western boundary is less well defined, with some medieval sources placing it at Flower's Barrow above Worbarrow Bay. According to writer and broadcaster Ralph Wightman, Purbeck "is only an island if you accept the barren heaths between Arish Mell and Wareham as cutting off this corner of Dorset as effectively as the sea." The most southerly point is St Alban's Head (archaically St. Aldhelm's Head).
Maybe if you dug a very large ditch from the River Corfe to Kimmeridge Bay you could create an island?
Anyway, increasingly, More bus refer to these routes as "Breezers" without the geographical appellation.
It is also worth noting (financially worth noting for some of us!) that all "Breezers" are "normal" bus services with local fares and the wondrous Old Fogey's pass is valid as per usual!
And The Leaflet?
fbb announced yesterday that he would review the Purbeck Breezers leaflet. Well he won't 'cos there isn't one - or if there is, it isn't on line. It was this Twitter that the old man mis read,
Meanwhile, Back at Peterville
The bodger par excellence was racking his few remaining brain cells to find a suitable way of making the marquee for the new station cafe look like a marquee and not like painted plastic. After some discussion involving Mrs fbb's old underwear ("I am wearing my old underwear!") the good lady wife appeared with some cloth, bought to make lavender bags but never used.
Wives can be a great help with modelling projects - even if they don't always grasp the significance of the problem.
In an outbreak of glorious serendipity, the coloured strips exactly fitted the marquee's roof ...
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