At the very end of the summer we took a trip to Mudeford, a small town near Christchurch on the Dorset coast. There were groans as we packed the car to leave London and each of us had brought at least one Cherchbi bag. Cue a few photo-shoot jokes.
This would be a flying visit, a single night in one of the 300 or so beach-huts that line the sand spit. Only a few months earlier a typical 3 x 6 metre example became the most expensive beach-hut in the country, selling for £170,000 after only two days on the market.
The weather in the pessimistic weekend forecast didn’t materialise, we witnessed some cloud drama, but no rain. Lucky us. Infact Sunday was hot, we enjoyed beach walks and sea swims and a tasty barbecue of local seafood, thanks to The Fish Stall at Mudeford Quay – highly recommended.