Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Christchurch lies at the confluence of the Rivers Stour and Avon, just east of Bournemouth along the Dorset coast. With a secure harbour and easy inland access up the river, the town (originally known as Twynham) has always been an important trading, smuggling, and defense point.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Rounding the crumbled cottages of Tyneham Gwyle, I found several families stopped along the trail, taking pictures. I expected it was either framed by the ruins or the rhododendrons, but the star was Flower's Barrow ridge, a spectacular chalk cliff luminous against the blue waters of Worbarrow Bay.
Lining up to take my turn at capturing the scene, I found that it became even better as I descended toward the crescent stone beaches below.
The South West Coast Path grazes the beach, rising steeply in both directions east and west. I would love to spend a week doing the full ramble one day, but contented myself with a brief exploration to establish the general direction and to see how equipped people were.
I’m definitely going to need the ‘sticks when the time come