Wednesday, 14 April 2010

weymouth and portland

The weather was hot and sunny

Willow was enjoying it which I thought was funny! Her big waggy tail going ten to the dozen, travelling along the cliff edges and shores.

Remnants of a time gone by still remain with memorials made from portland stone on Portland Island.

With spectacular views and this was only may, we would be in for a warm one, that was for sure. Our journey from Lulworth Cove to Weymouth was an interesting one, with reminders that the cliff edges are unstable and collapsing.
Some of route is diverted because of a series of collapses and it takes you slightly in land.
A picture of a woman on a white horse can be seen in the distance.
The Jurassic coastline is a stunning one to see, with plenty of fossils and places of interest along the way.
Portland Island houses a young offenders prison, which is quite interesting to walk round and in the 19th centuary prisoners were used to mine the portland stone that is on the island and their are several memorials dedicated to those that mined here.
The view from the top of Portland overlooking chesil beach and Weymouth is staggering with clear blue waters as clear as can be.
When you reach the top, visit the Kings Head and sit in the oldest bar on the island still housing the oldest furniture that has stood the test of time, pets are welcome too!

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