Friday, 13 June 2014

Week 9: Abbotsbury to Poole - Day 56

Around Portland
8 miles
Word of the day: Lighthouses

After a very rainy night we awoke to sunshine. Our first stop on the round-island walk was the sculpture park - an eclectic mix of artworks carved in Portland stone. Walked along the cliffs of the west coast and stopped to sketch the path leading to the old light. At Portland Bill we stopped to watch the waves and sketch at Pulpit Rock. Although not so high, the East coast was more interesting with disused cranes, beach huts and fishermen. Met Ann Dowsett who, with her partner, is due to finish the path the day before us.

After eight weeks of using public transport to get to and from the walks it's all change this week and we are using the print bus as both daily transport and overnight accommodation. Very nice to have somewhere warm and dry to sleep last night. 

Moved campsite to the Red Lion in Winfrith Newburgh and immediately got stuck in the mud and had to be towed out. But, afterwards, we won the weekly pub quiz!

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