I managed to get out for my first proper walk of 2020 yesterday 🙂 ! Having been ill for several weeks, it felt fantastic to be out in the hills again and the weather didn’t let me down, albeit there was quite a lot of cloud at times. This part was particularly awesome as I walked round Swyre Head on what I call the ‘inland coast path’ because it is slightly inland of the main coast path which skirts the edge of the sea. The elevated nature of this path means that you have amazing views over Kimmeridge Bay and the surrounding landscape although when I walked it yesterday, it was the sky that stole the show!
Cloud can be a nuisance at times, but when there is a sunset, cloud is an essential ingredient 🙂 ! To be fair, because it was such a contrasty scene, the clouds have come much more stormy looking than they were in reality, but I actually like the drama that that creates.
I think I just about managed to get past all the muddy and difficult terrain before the light disappeared and by the time I got back to the car, the wolf moon had risen to light my final footsteps. Unfortunately I only had my wide angle lens with me so I couldn’t get a decent picture of the moon, but I watched it from my hilltop whilst drinking the last of my hot bovril.
What an awesome end to a great day. It had only been just over 11 miles but to be honest I was pretty chuffed with that after being ‘laid up’ recently!
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Beautiful photographs. The colours are fantastic. The scenery is stunning- It looks so calm and peaceful.
Thank you 🙂 It was a beautiful evening.
I haven’t heard of a wolf moon, could you tell me why you call it that?
The January full moon is often called the wolf moon. It is thought to date back to early colonial times when wolves apparently howled at night on the edges of the settlements.