Mist and sun...an overnight trip out of Kimmeridge^

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Mist and sun...an overnight trip out of Kimmeridge^

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Two of us headed out of Kimmeridge last night with the plan to camp and then go around Portland Bill today. We binned Portland Bill as there was too much groundswell (=nightmare landing on Chesil Beach) and finished at Weymouth, but found a great camp spot...last two pics. Can anyone locate it???

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Its the less well known "Torture Bay", if I'm not mistaken.

No running water, heating, bar, food, etc etc.

About a 6hr slog from Kimmeridge heading west, just before Dublin.

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Eastern end of Ringstead Bay (around 760814)?

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Far northern point of swanage bay, underneath ballard down?

I've always thought this end of the bay was too far away from the chip shop though!

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No need for a chip shop or pub- 3 course (camping style!) meal and a campfire does me nicely!!

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Far northern point of swanage bay, underneath ballard down?
That would be a novel (not to say energetic) route from Kimmeridge towards Portland!

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Redcliff beach (between Bowleaze and Osmington)

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Dave Thomas wrote:Eastern end of Ringstead Bay (around 760814)?
...is a 100% correct answer.

It's apparently called the 'Burning Cliff' which makes me think rather worryingly of 'The Wicker Man'. I climbed to the top of the cliffs, where a path says you aren't allowed to land, camp, light fires or eat the wildlife. Be told.
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guidebook wrote:
Dave Thomas wrote:Eastern end of Ringstead Bay (around 760814)?
...is a 100% correct answer.

It's apparently called the 'Burning Cliff' which makes me think rather worryingly of 'The Wicker Man'. I climbed to the top of the cliffs, where a path says you aren't allowed to land, camp, light fires or eat the wildlife. Be told.
I think the talking path would freak me out!

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Jim wrote:I think the talking path would freak me out!
Oops, I meant to type 'where a sign says...'
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Hey Mark, can I have pic number 3 (stair hole, I think...)as my avatar??

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zoenewsam wrote:Hey Mark, can I have pic number 3 (stair hole, I think...)as my avatar??
The pic is Mupe Rocks near Lulworth Cove...are you happy with the outcome?
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Ah yes, of course. I quite liked the pointy rocks in the background...

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Geology and flexibility.

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Hello Mark,

This is a really nice picture of the weymouth cliffs
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It's the perspective and the light and shade caused by the low clouds that really set the rock off. One of the surprises of seakayaking for me was to see the bare bones of our island laid bare in the most dramatic way. The various folds, strata, intrusions and erosions hint at enormous passage of time and cataclysmic events that you would never consider only a few hundred metres away on the pastures above the cliffs. Clark will explain more than I can.

Also did you hold your camera over your shoulder or are you still blessed with the flexibility of youth?

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Re: Geology and flexibility.

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Douglas Wilcox wrote:did you hold your camera over your shoulder or are you still blessed with the flexibility of youth?
Given that I'm halfway to 70 next month, the blessings of youth have long departed.

Photo taken by simply holding the camera over my shoulder, using the time-honoured 'random' school of photography. Clicked three times...produced this photo, one with Zoe much nearer and better framed - but with paddle infront of face - and one with my finger towering imposingly above the geological wonders of Dorset.


BTW Whenever want to ponder the nature of time, I reflect upon the fact that the summit of Everest is composed of sedimentary rock (i.e. from the ocean floor)...
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