December 11, 2013

DORSET'S JURASSIC COAST ...


Dear readers, this week, continuing our mini virtual tour around the UK, *D* is for *D*orset in southern England, a county famous not just for the settings of Thomas Hardy's novels but also for its Jurassic Coast.

The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. The site stretches from Orcombe Point near Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in East Dorset, a distance of 155 kilometres.

Here are some famous landmarks:

Lulworth Cove


Durdle Door

And Golden Cap

This section of the coast near Luworth is known as the Fossil Forest due to the remains of huge trees found there



Weymouth
Bournemouth's gardens

And Sandbanks, containing some of the highest property values – phew! anywhere!


And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers who visited or commented.

Enjoy!

XOXO NORA & LOLA:)


20 comments:

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a beautiful sight seeing trip to Dorset and the surrounding area.

Blessings & Aloha!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a gorgeous place! Some day I simply have to visit...

acreativeharbor.com said...

Magnificent photography of a gorgeous place ~ perfect for D ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Arija said...

A most beautiful coast to explore. Love that flying buttress into the sea and the cove that looks like a smuggler's paradise. great Britain may only be roughly equivalent to one of our smaller states or a third of a large one but there certainly is rich in heritage.

Sue said...

Absolutely spectacular. I want to go!

=)

Jeanne Pursell said...

Wow! That looks like a really beautiful place! Xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

jeannettestgermain said...

Sussex is as much South as we've come, because we had friends living there. Beautiful coast line!

Melody Harrison said...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing this. We will be moving to the UK this week and this will be on my "visit list".

Hugs to you and Lola
Melody and Livi xoxo

Gattina said...

Very beautiful landscape ! I spent each year 10 days in Easbourne, there the coast is also very beautiful !

fredamans said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit! Love the natural landscape!

Jeanne said...

I've been a Thomas Hardy fan for many years. Beautiful landmarks!

Laura said...

Lovely series...thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

The coast is beautiful!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Intriguing coastline formations. Amazing what Mother Nature can do given time.

Jim said...

Such beautiful shots.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

what a beautiful place!

genie said...

In all my visits to England, I never got down to the coast. So sorry about that. Loved seeing you photos and looking at all the beauty I missed. Like my post says...I’d Rather Be in England.Happy Season. genie

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The formations are amazing! What a great place to visit.

Jenny said...

I can see myself daydreaming about this delightful place all day long...

Thanks for linking to the letter "D"!

A+

Annesphamily said...

Goodness, this is a delightful post and a place that would be great to visit!