This is a first of two posts regarding another visit for myself and the boys to the Tank Museum in Dorset, this one involved a stay in a Premier Inn in Weymouth overnight, in order to make the next day drive far easier. This was instead of and an out and back from Plymouth, with a 90 minute drive each way. Staying in Weymouth we took advantage of the great weather and the chance to stroll the promenade, the evening walk towards Furzy Cliff was superb. The next morning I set out to walk south towards the castle and the Wey estuary to finish off this part, it worked perfectly as the boys went back to the room to wallow in their excessive all you can eat breakfast! Despite the short time spent in this place, I immediately loved it. The mix of old charm plus new sections works really well here, compared to others that try this style but fail badly. The restaurants looked really good and the next day there were plenty of cafés that I would go in. The beach is glorious, all of it, and curves beautifully towards Lulworth and Purbeck. My eldest wants to come here with his girlfriend on the train (I think not sunshine at 15!!), but I get what he means, its a lovely place. On the map below we stayed at the blue arrow and walked north east in the evening out and back to Furzy Cliff, the next morning I did the southerly section towards the River Wey.