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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, April 10, 2015: A glance down the Jurassic coast


Heading west along the Jurassic coast road from Weymouth, Dorset, the road rises steeply up the hill which rises above the Tropical Gardens at Abbotsbury. Stopping for a moment to look back, there is a breathtaking view that encompasses much of Lyme Bay and looking to the far horizon we see the semi-isle of Portland. This magnificent view is just a small part of the 95 mile long, 185 million year old, World-Heritage Jurassic coast.


From this lofty position we see the strong dark line of the amazing natural pebble beach - Chesil Beach - that draws a perfect parallel line with the land. Inshore of Chesil beach is a band of calm water called The Fleet. Almost overlooked on the hill below our viewpoint is the lovely little 14th century St. Catherine's Chapel.


Beautiful Dorset.


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