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BLOG POST 1 | March 18th 2019 | Chesil and The Fleet


Living on the Dorset coast I’m near that strange bit of coastline that runs the 8 miles from Portland to Burton Bradstock that is Chesil. It’s a ‘beach’, made of stones that are washed up forming a bank with a partly freshwater lake, The Fleet inland of the bank.

One of my favourite spots is to go onto the South Dorset Ridgeway above Abbotsbury at Wear’s Hill. From here I can look down on The Fleet, bounded by Chesil Bank and with the rather strange ‘island’ of Portland beyond.

Sunrise with the low sunlight reflecting off The Fleet. St. Catherine’s Chapel is foreground and Portland at the end of The Chesil Bank.

Another morning, a bit later…perhaps 10am. The well masked sun is lighting both the sea and part of The Fleet. I always like the little country road, seen on the left when it gets caught by the sunlight.

And a misty morning. Portland just visible and now the light is on the foreground little hills, with the sheep…and that lovely little road gets quite well lit.

So I can happily walk up onto Wear’s Hill most mornings and see a slightly different vista.

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