Sunday, 27 May 2007

Friday night on the Bournemouth Belle

Friday25th May was a calm and pleasant evening perfect for a boat trip to view the Durlston Coast. We set off from Swanage and travelled along to Old Harry then back along the coast to Dancing Ledge. The rock formations were fantastic. All that we had learnt from working with Sam really helped us to appreciate what we were looking at. Robin senior ranger from Durlston Country park gave us a very informative commentary not just on the birdlife but on the structures of the cliffs and the history of their formation. There is a horizontal fault that runs from Durlston all the way along the coast. This is known as the Puffin Ledge but the Puffins were in hiding on Friday night!! We have walked the Dorset Coastal Path many times over the past 35 plus years blissfully unaware of the cliffs and rock formations under our feet, a walk in Durlston park will never be the same again

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