Pick of the archives #009 – Kimmeridge

Have you ever just thrown a tent in the boot of your car and taken a drive towards an area of the country with no real plan other than just to find somewhere to pitch up?

That’s pretty much what we did several years ago, one very warm May. It was a gloriously mild Spring that year or at least it was on these particular two days. The three of us set off, my Wife and Alice our daughter (well technically my step-daughter but we just say it that way, it’s easier).

We knew we wanted to head for Dorset and specifically Purbeck but with nothing booked, we were taking a gamble. Since I also chucked my camera kit in the boot, ok not literally, I was hoping for some decent weather and had a few places in mind and planning to get some great photos.

Anyway as luck would have it, after a failed attempt to book in at one place, we wound up at a fantastic camp site close to Corfe Castle. It was reasonably priced, had good clean facilities and wasn’t too large either, meaning some peace and quiet. Apart from the terrifying lightning storm the first night we were there, the weather did hold out and we managed to cover a lot of places. We walked everywhere, we explored the castle, ate fish and chips down in Swanage and had a great time. I even bumped into a badger (almost and very alive by the way).

One of the days we were there, we visited Kimmeridge Bay for the very first time. We had never been previously and it was there where I took this particular photo amongst many others. It was late in the day and the light fell on the right spots with a beautiful warmth. I was keen to capture Clavell’s Tower up on the headland and I think this picture was taken before they moved it? or maybe just after?

 

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