After a rest we decided to walk over the hills to Lulworth Cove. This meant walking up to the public car park at the top of the site and heading off over the fields. The path was very busy with fellow tourists coming and going. The path was well worn.
The car parks around the Cove were filling up as we descended both with cars and coaches. The car parks were very dry and as the cars passed us we had to walk through large clouds of dust. Once we reached the buildings we started our descent towards the Cove and the sea. This is a quotation from Thomas Hardy on the wall of one of houses.
We walked alongside a stream which ran parallel to the path. I did grab some street shots and one in particular of a tourist that was perfect for the club’s 2018 Treasure Hunt this month. I didn’t feel too bad as this lady’s partner walked along picking and eating fruit from the gardens alongside the path!
Once at the beach we paused and watched the hiring of canoes and lots of people paddling and swimming.
We walked round the beach to our right to try and follow some of the lessons that we had learnt from Mark.
We climbed up the cliff for a better view across the Cove. The hills on the other side are part of the military ranges. We could hear gunfire and see the occasional puff of smoke as we watched.
I was back to my old habits and took some more record shoots (or postcard images?) of the Cove.
After Steve had climbed down to the shore from our position we turned and climbed up. This was up a path that ran alongside a fence. Above us we could see a drone being flown.
There were warnings about venturing further along the top of the cliff.
Behind us the path lead back down to the car parks and the buildings. Looking down we could see where the sea was eroding the cliffs.
Before the cliff top narrowed we joined a group of Chinese tourists on the foundations of a WWII gun emplacement. This was where the guy was flying his drone. I The drone took off straight up and never wavered despite the strong winds. We watched it go out of sight over the sea. The ‘pilot’ showed us the the images he was capturing of the Cove from the drone.
A couple went past us to the very end of the cliff and I took a few images of them posing there for their pictures. As they came back I gave them my email address and did send them copies of some these images.
We walked back down the path towards the buildings. Here is the view looking up towards the gun emplacement.
The Lulworth Cove Inn
We walked back down the street and went into the pub on the left. It was 11.30 amd and was already packed both inside and outside. Definitely time for a beer.