Monday, 23 March 2015

Around The World In 80 Minutes

Weighing in at a hefty 40 tonnes and standing three metres tall The Great Globe at Durlston Country Park shows the world as it was through the eyes of a wealthy businessman about 130 years ago. I spend a lot of time wandering the many paths that crisscross the park, it is one of my favourite places, but for just over an hour on a glorious Sunday morning as the clouds cleared from the sky, I stayed within site of the globe and clicked away.




Saturday, 21 March 2015

Tyneham Cap:

The walk to Tyneham Cap is uphill, of course, but it is not difficult. The path follows the western ridge above Kimmeridge and ends with some of the most incredible views around.
Look east or west and you are in for a treat, this is one of our 'must do' wanders.





Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Sometimes the relationship between a mother and her child is difficult and short lived, other times it lasts for a lifetime! Here for mothers everywhere, is a collection of my favourite 'mother & child' moments.
Sika

Fox

Roe

Grey Seal

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The March Hare

Obviously with something else on his mind the buck came within just a few feet of me, far too close for the big lens but giving me plenty of time to get a good look. The object of his affection, a fine looking doe, was not having any of it however and had already caused a good bit of damage to the buck's ear!
Watching these creatures is always good but getting nice and close is a bonus.







Saturday, 7 March 2015

Saturdays - Calm and Quiet

It has been a funny old day, mild but with a chilly wind, bright but with those annoying silver-white clouds that look so dull in photographs.
Still, a Saturday is still a Saturday and that means a walk or two is on the cards. The first and probably the most important was with the dogs, this is a good time for me too and is about as therapeutic as you can get. A real antidote to a difficult week.
Later, a wander inland to see what I could see. Roe deer, Foxes and Adders were all out to play.
All in all, not a bad start to the weekend.




Sunday, 1 March 2015

West From the Anvil

The trek west from Anvil Point lighthouse is another good one, the path that follows the cliff top is muddy in winter but easily walkable with care. As you walk, taking in some more of the finest views around, you can be forgiven for thinking that the countryside you can see is virgin and unspoilt. In reality though what you can see right along the ridge is the remains of a long since disused industrial estate. Quarries littered the land from east to west and even the cliffs themselves were breached and robbed of the valuable stone.
What I really love about this place is the fact that nature has reclaimed and is still reclaiming the land that we no longer want.



Sunday, 22 February 2015

Rainy Days and Sundays

Not exactly the finest day for photographs but I managed a few before the rain came in properly.