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Friday, October 31, 2014

Pottergate, Lincoln

Pottergate leads to the Cathedral at the top of the hill (out of shot to the left).

A lot of roads around here have "gate" in the name - it derives from the old Danish "gata" for street.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Permissive Path

Permissive path between two winter fields, leading to the Viking Way.

Bracebridge Heath.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Swanage, Dorset

Swanage main beach with Ballard Point behind. (Taken near yesterday's photo) (on a different day)

That concludes our tour of coastal Dorset. For more photos, check out my instagram:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Boscombe, Dorset

Boscombe is just East of Bournemouth, but feels more like a suburb as the whole area is built up.

The Isle of Wight can be seen in the distance - the white cliffs.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Corfe Castle, Dorset

Another view of Corfe Castle - ruined in 1645 during the English Civil War.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lulworth Cove, Dorset

Looking back towards Lulworth Cove while walking the SW Coast Path to Durdle Door, a couple of miles away.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fleet Lagoon and Chesil Beach, Dorset

Taken near the Chesil Beach visitor centre. On the left hand side is Chesil Beach.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Swanage, Dorset

The southern end of Swanage Bay. In the background is Swanage Pier with PS Waverley awaiting departure.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Corfe Castle by Swanage Railway

A good way to get from Swanage to see Corfe Castle is by steam train using the heritage Swanage Railway service.

The line (closed in 1972 as part of national restructuring) now operates to give passengers an experience of train travel in the 1950s.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Man O'War Cove

Taken from the very popular section of the SW Coast Path between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door (pictured previously).

On the other side of the headland is Durdle Door, the top of the opening is just visible over the ridge. On the horizon is the Isle of Portland, also shown in recent posts.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Isle of Portland from Chesil Beach

Chesil Beach is a shingle beach 18 miles long, 15 metres high and 200 metres wide and for the most part quite straight.

Between the straight beach and the varying coastline behind is the Fleet Lagoon of brackish water, wonderful habitat for wading birds.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Chesil Beach from the Isle of Portland, Dorset

From bottom to top of picture:
* The village of Fortuneswell
* National Sailing Academy - amongst the warehouses
* Portland Beach Rd (A354) - the only road on and off the island
* Wyke Regis area of Weymouth
* And along the left: Chesil Beach

Friday, October 10, 2014

Weymouth, Dorset

The channel nearby is the River Wey on the final part of its journey to the sea and behind that is Weymouth's main beach and esplanade.

The tall ship is the Pelican of London, which was originally an Arctic trawler, built in France and launched in 1948.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

View From Durlston Head

Peveril Point, Ballard Point and Old Harry Rocks from the deck at Seventhwave Cafe.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

PS Waverley Departs From Swanage

Paddle Steamer Waverley (built 1946) is the last sea-going passenger paddle steamer in the world. She is normally based in Western Scotland but was sailing regularly from Swanage Pier during the summer.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sandbanks Beach

Sandbanks is a small peninsula at the mouth of Poole Harbour in Dorset.

It's famous for this beach, high land values and is home to various footballing personalities including Harry Redknapp.

In the distance is Old Harry Rocks, just north of Swanage.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle was built by William The Conqueror in the 11th century and demolished to its present appearance in 1645, during the English Civil War.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Portland Bill Lighthouse

The Isle of Portland is reachable by road from Weymouth. Portland Bill is at the southern end of the island.