This is a picture I took some time ago but I was reminded about it recently when an artist contacted me to ask if she could use some of my pictures to paint – this was one of the ones she chose.
Dungy Head is a beautiful place with a mesmerising view along the Dorset coast taking in St Oswald’s Bay, Man-o-War Bay, Durdle Door, Swyre Head (the westerly one – there are two along this stretch of the Dorset coast), Bat’s Head, and in the distance, White Nothe. What a magnificent coastline – as good as any in the world in my opinion!
On this day, the conditions were rough to say the least. I had huge problems just trying to hold the camera steady, such was the strength of the wind. But that was nothing compared to the man stood next to me – he was an artist and was painting the scene in oils despite the wind – it made me think of Claude Monet who used to strap himself to the mast of ships to try to capture accurately the rough sea conditions. The man next to me didn’t need to go to quite those extremes but he did however need the help of his very patient wife to hold his canvas and easel steady. It would have taken flight otherwise!
One of the things I love about Dungy Head is that it is remote and ‘off the beaten track’ since the Dorset Coast Path bypasses it. Although I shared it with an artist on this day, it is not uncommon for me to have the place to myself so it is a great place to sit and think.
Isn’t it great to be reminded of wonderful memories of wild days in this beautiful part of Dorset. My, how blessed I am to have this on my doorstep and to be able to visit often!
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