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

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

Post by Mark R » Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:50 pm

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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Post by Chas C » Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:53 pm

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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Post by Dave Thomas » Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:39 am

Eastern end of Ringstead Bay (around 760814)?

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Post by shore-thing » Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:37 am

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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Post by Zoe Newsam » Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:52 pm

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

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Post by Dave Thomas » Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:46 pm

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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Post by James F » Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:06 pm

Redcliff beach (between Bowleaze and Osmington)

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Post by Mark R » Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:27 pm

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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Post by Jim » Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:33 pm

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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Post by Mark R » Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:37 pm

Jim wrote:I think the talking path would freak me out!
Oops, I meant to type 'where a sign says...'
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Post by Zoe Newsam » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:56 am

Hey Mark, can I have pic number 3 (stair hole, I think...)as my avatar??

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Post by Mark R » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:29 pm

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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Post by Zoe Newsam » Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:02 am

Ah yes, of course. I quite liked the pointy rocks in the background...

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Geology and flexibility.

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:06 pm

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.

Post by Mark R » Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:11 pm

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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