Day 34: Lulworth to Weymouth – Arches & Lasers

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Dorset, England
Worbarrow Tout from Bindon Hill, Dorset.

Worbarrow Tout from Bindon Hill, Dorset.

In off-season Lulworth the tourist infrastructure sits empty waiting for its sense of purpose the warm weather will bring. Rising from the car park a path is signposted with gradient (33%) and distance (600m) – I wonder for whom this precise information is aimed at.

Lulworth Cove, Dorset.

Lulworth Cove, Dorset.

Beach at Durdle Door, Dorset.

Beach at Durdle Door, Dorset.

Durdle Door & Portland Bill, Dorset.

Durdle Door & Portland Bill, Dorset.

Met at Durdle Door by Steve Harris of BBC Radio Solent, who is talking to me for his Breakfast in Dorset radio show. After a brief chat, he records some background sounds of the sea and the camera clicking before interviewing me as we walk along. After a few hundred metres he has what he needs and heads off back to the carpark. Listen to the interview here.

Durdle Door, Dungy Head & beyond to St Aldhelm’s Head, Dorset.

Durdle Door, Dungy Head & beyond to St Aldhelm’s Head, Dorset.

Vertical chalk & flint strata, Bat’s head, Dorset.

Vertical chalk & flint strata, Bat’s head, Dorset.

Bat’s Head and Swyre Head, Dorset.

Bat’s Head and Swyre Head, Dorset.

Fence, Middle Bottom, Dorset.

Fence, Middle Bottom, Dorset.

Bat’s Head and Bat’s Hole, Dorset.

Bat’s Head and Bat’s Hole, Dorset.

Beach at Middle Bottom, Dorset.

Beach at Middle Bottom, Dorset.

Ringstead Bay & Weymouth Beyond, Dorset.

Ringstead Bay & Weymouth beyond, Dorset.

Coast Path / Private, Ringstead, Dorset.

Coast Path / Private, Ringstead, Dorset.

WW2 Ringstead Bay Gun Battery, Dorset.

WW2 Ringstead Bay Gun Battery, Dorset.

Portland Harbour, Dorset.

Portland Harbour, Dorset.

Dashed line of the largest man-made harbour in Europe, Portland Harbour, perforates the horizon. The harbour played a major part in the D-Day landings, and was the major embarkation point for American forces which included 418,585 troops and 144,093 vehicles. Today the most visible activity comes from a sailing school.

Light Veils I, Permanent laser installation, Weymouth, Dorset.

Light Veils I, Permanent laser installation, Weymouth, Dorset.

Enter Weymouth past a flood lit skate park where sliding figures move back and forth in the half-pipe like a pendulum. Green lasers fan out from lamps along the Georgian frontage. An installation called  “Light Veils” by artists Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier. The arrangement changes every few minutes and the the overall effect for the pedestrian is elevating and beautiful.

Light Veils II, Permanent laser installation, Weymouth, Dorset.

Light Veils II, Permanent laser installation, Weymouth, Dorset.

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2 thoughts on “Day 34: Lulworth to Weymouth – Arches & Lasers”

  1. M j fowler says:

    Really enjoying your progress, your narratives and photos give a wonderful insight and feel to the places you visit

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