After a 'chill out' morning Sunday afternoon found us at West Bay
which is part of The Jurassic Coast (I posted on this 2 years ago when we were visiting Beer and Lyme Regis)
This part of the coast is a World Heritage Site and stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Swanage in East Dorset, a distance of 96 miles. One can walk it's entire length on the South West Coast path.
The highest point is 627 feet.
The coast consists of Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous cliffs, spanning the Mesozoic Era, documenting 180 Million years of geological history.
This particular cliff was featured in the recent TV series Broadchurch. It was for me the best crime series I have ever watched. It concentrated on the psychological affect on the community of the murder of a child whose body was found at the bottom of this cliff.
It was a cold and very blustery day
so few people on the beach
A bleak looking English Channel
Looking to the other side of the beach
and then back to the car park
where we took the coast road towards Abbotsbury and Chesil Beach, both of which will be well featured in future posts
Thankfully the weather eased over night!
We are looking towards Weymouth and Portland Head in the distance
the other side of which is Durdle Door and I have fond memories of swimming here when my children were young