We took a break for a family holiday in Dorset, the neighbouring county to Devon. The Isle of Portland is an intriguing place, a tethered island, connected to the mainland by a causeway that is home to the famous Chesil beach: an eighteen mile-long strip of large pebbles, lapped by clear water.
It was great to get away for a while, and it certainly recharged my batteries.
I hope that you enjoy the photos.
The SW Coast path runs along the cliff tops, and you can see Chesil beach in the distance.
Another stretch of the SW coast path with its fine views.
We saw several of these semi-circular concrete platforms, and I believe that they were the bases for WWII gun emplacements.
The lighthouse at Portland Bill. Still used, we took the guided tour and climbed the steps to see the modern automated LED light in this old lighthouse.
We saw this boat arrive, and three of the crew jumped out, climbed up, and then proceeded to winch the boat onto the clifftop, operating the derrick by hand. Quite a sight.
A view down to Church Ope Cove, a secluded beach where we relaxed on the pebble beach and even had a swim.
We had fun building a curved wall from large pebbles, and for fun, we added a large pebble that looked distinctly like a huge egg. A nest for a dinosaur perhaps?
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