Durdle Door

On Swyre Head
On the top of Swyre Head

Not the usual view of Durdle Door but I just love the expansive and airy feeling this picture creates, for me at least. It was taken from the top of Swyre Head which is a high headland on the Jurassic Coast between Swanage and Weymouth. Naturally, there are views in all directions and it feels a very lofty height, dwarfing the famous arch below. I included a lot of foreground to create the illusion that you are actually there – just imagine the cold, the wind on your face, the sound of the surf, and the smell of the sea. This is such a wonderful part of Dorset, and somewhere that I love to walk, especially in winter.

Below is what would be regarded as a slightly more normal view which I took on the way down from my high perch 🙂 !

Durdle Door
Durdle Door

This was such a lovely evening with the ‘golden hour’ light spreading across the landscape from the setting sun, really emphasising the colour of the beach. I have a million pictures of this coast already but I just can’t help taking more each time I walk it. The scene changes each time because of the time of year, the light, the sea levels, the weather conditions etc, so it is ever changing anyway. I never tire of it.

I really hope you are all keeping well and staying free from this virus. Although, according to the government, I am in the ‘vulnerable’ category being over 70, I am still getting out into the countryside every day either on two feet or two wheels. Exercise, and time outside, is vital for wellbeing so I intend to keep this up unless I am officially quarantined 🙂 ! I hope you are able to do the same but if you are not, then maybe these pictures will lift your spirits.

Stay safe everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my ramblings, and I hope you enjoy exploring with me.

Until next time,
Your friend
The Dorset Rambler

If you would like to contact me, my email address is terry.yarrow@gmail.com – comments and feedback are always welcomed.

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