The colonial restaurant overlooked some very attractive gardens.
I was obviously drawn to take photos of the birds,
some in an aviary, others just wandering or fluttering around.
Sadly, because of poor visibility we were unable to see the wonderful views of Chesil Beach. We had a drive around Portland, I managed to get an image of Portland Bill Lighthouse.
We stopped for a delicious lunch at Jackson Gallery where at the moment Michael Chappell is having an exhibition of artwork until mid-September. We loved the view of the sea from the back of the building.
I was fortunately given a ticket as a Christmas gift to attend the Chelsea flower show. Eagerly anticipated I had enjoyed seeing the live programmes on the television. Although warned that seating was in short supply, after a superb lunch at a hotel, we walked in through the entrance of the Royal Hospital grounds. I was keen to see in person all the prize-winning exhibits, I also wanted to experience the atmosphere of this important event. It is truly a feast for sight, sound and smell.