South of England Blog August 12th, 2015

August 12, 2015 at 7:31 PM

Wednesday August 12th: Waymouth, Portland Bill and Plymouth

Early this morning we left Bournemouth to travel further south down the coast as we headed for Plymouth. Our first stop was Waymouth and Portland. This region is were the Olympic sailing races took place when England hosted them in 2012. We spent time photographing Portland Bill, the name for the lighthouse on the point and some interesting small seaside cottages.

We finished our day by arriving in Plymouth, where we will be staying for the next three nights. Plymouth is the point where the pilgrims departed to head to America. Enjoy todays selection of images from our tour.

The lighthouse referred to as Portland Bill


Gail and Ruth taking in the beautiful morning by the sea


Little seaside cottages by the lighthouse, you can see the old lighthouse middle left


Another view of Portland Bill


It was such a beautiful morning, the old lighthouse is now a bird observatory


Portland harbour


Looking down at the sand causeway that brings you from Waymouth to Portland


Look how close these houses are together!!


This memorial is to all the stone masons that quarried the Portland rock that was used in places such as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral


The monument of the Olympic Rings from the 2012 games, this is where the sailing races took place


One more shot in B&W of Portland Bill


Dave ready and waiting to depart, he sends his best to all that have commented


All he wanted to do was swim


Ruth making a quick call  ... or looking for Superman!


A toned image of an old grave yard


Our hotel for three nights, the Duke of Cornwall


Our hotel lobby


That's it for this evenings photos. Check back tomorrow to see your day in Plymouth. Good night.


Please add a comment

Posted by Eva MacDonald on
B+W of Portland Bill. A perfect piece of art.congratulations. Eva
Posted by Liz on
Love the photographs, looks like everyone is having a great time. I'll take a corner suite in that beautiful hotel please. Continue to enjoy and hello to Ron. Liz
Posted by Paul on
I'm enjoying the blog, great photographs. Loved the B&W of Portland Bill.
Posted by Jackie on
Looks like everyone is having a great time. Beautiful weather too.
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