After the rain of yesterday, we had a lovely sunny day – though breezy. We retraced our drive to Portland and headed to Portland Bill, the most southerly part of Dorset. It was really windy when we got there, but not cold. We wandered around the rocks, watching the choppy sea pounding into them. The sea was the most amazing aquamarine colour, but did not look at all inviting We wandered around, checking out the monuments the lighthouse and the remnants of the Portland stone quarries.
TT found a sheltered (?) spot for our picnic and enjoyed an al fresco lunch for a change. We watched lads jumping into the water from the harbour. Rather them than me!
We drove back up to Portland, stopping off at a viewpoint area, for fantastic views of Chessil Beach and all around, an ice cream for BB and we admired the Olympic rings carved out of Portland stone (see extra). Across the road was Kings Barrow quarries nature reserve. We went to explore. BB and TT had a great time climbing on the rocks and going through tunnels, I just found it a bit weird and wanted to get back to the car. I felt like we shouldn’t be there.
We drove back along the coast road and stopped off for a breezy, walk along Cogden Beach, before driving home.
Here are the boys waving to me from Pulpit Rock.