Category Archives: 08 Dorset

73. Swanage to Durlston Head

The wooded path leading to Durlston Head is endearingly called “Isle of Wight Road”. It is Sunday and, although still January, there are lots of people walking here today. I wonder if the rest of the South West Coastal Path will be as busy as this.

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72. Sandbanks to Swanage

I have been walking along a nudist beach. Last time I inadvertently strayed onto a nudist beach with my camera, I was shouted at by a very rude, very naked, and very fat man. But, I have seen no naked bodies today. It is January, after all.
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71. Bournemouth to Sandbanks

Dark clouds are lit from below – a dirty orange colour, their undersides outlined with yellow and gold. Clear sky, of deep blue – almost indigo. The sea is covered with swatches of gold and silver on a backdrop of deep blue-green, speckled with white foam Continue reading

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70. Christchurch to Bournemouth

Autumnal colours glow warmly in the sunshine – contrasting with bright blue sea below and jolly colours of beach huts. I feel almost overwhelmed with beauty and stop constantly to take photographs. It turns out to be one of the hottest September days in England, ever.
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69 (part 2). Hurst Castle to Christchurch

I see a Kestrel and eat a cream tea. Checking my map, I realise I have crossed over into Dorset. I am making progress!
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