A Week in Dorset.
Cliffs and Caves.
Two well-known natural spectacles on the Dorset Coast are Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove; with the Fossil Forest being worth a visit. We were lucky enough to avoid having to climb back UP the steps from the Fossil Forest as the tide had receded sufficiently for a walk along the beach back toward Lulworth Village. 
The early-morning start payed-off as the paths were deserted and birds were still to be seen; by the afternoon the whole area was unpleasantly crowded however. It seems Dorset is very popular with Eastern Europeans...
Lulworth Cove from the Coastal Path.
Fossil Forest.

Fossil Forest.

Black-backed Gulls.

Rock Pipit at Fossil Forest..

The path to Durdle Door had suffered from errosion and a major landslide. Diversions were in place however and excellent views were still possible. The chalk dislodged by the landslide produced a distinctive pale blue sea-colour.

The Landslide.

Durdle Door.
 
 Many flowers are able to grow un-troubled on the crumbling cliffs here. My favourites have to be the Vipers Bugloss...

Viper`s Bugloss.

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