We settle into a cute Air BnB room for the night just west of Poole and enjoy a nice dinner at a local inn. In the morning we add a couple of quick stops to the days itinerary, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, after having read about them in the guestbook where we stayed for the night.
The cove is a beautiful natural small bay seated deep in the high cliff walls like it’s in a well. Although it’s quiet here this morning, the number of cafes, inns and pubs give away the fact that this must be a very popular place.
After a quick peek we drive further on to park and hike in for a look at Durdle Door (Durdle is the Saxon word for door, so the name translates as door door). This “door” is a great natural rock archway.
Then off to the main show for the day, the Tank Museum at Bovington. And it’s absolutely incredible. Turns out a tank is named “tank” because it reminded some of the developers during WWI of a water carrier but the English didn’t like the connotation of “WC” (aka toilet) so they called it a tank, another name for a water carrier.