I think the way to do Dorset is before Devon or Cornwall. Unfortunately the way that I have done it it's come off as being very much the slightly poor relation - still very nice and everything but not quite as impressive as Cornwall or Devon.

Oh well I got a chance to see Corfe Castle which we drove past when I came here on a school trip back in 1991. For once the fact that it's a ruin is as it's meant to be, it was pulled down deliberately during the civil war. And a very good job they did of it too.

Unfortunately when I got to Bournemouth in the evening my hotel room had gone so I got bounced to a B&B. I am now going to have to argue with the hotel who claimed that they were putting me into equivalent accommodation. A pity as everything else has gone so well over th elast few days but not the end of the world.