The pictures in my previous post were a bit dull and grey for a ‘Sun’day, so I thought I’d improve the mood with a few brighter (& almost comical*) images from Day 3… 😊
I’ve never stuck my head out of a car travelling at 70mph, (and I wouldn’t recommend it), but I now know what it must feel like. We had been warned of winds of over 50mph but some gusts must have been stronger than that. Luckily it was coming from the sea, otherwise we would have been in grave danger of being blown off the cliff. We would take one step up a hill then a gust would take us 2 to the right. Our next 2 steps would aim to get back on track, only for the wind to drop, or be even stronger and we’d either topple left or go even further right. So it was that we zig-zagged our way up many of the slopes.
*You can tell how strong the wind was from pictures 9 and 10, where a waterfall was being blown back up and across the path. We both got soaked! The windsurfers (pic 11) were very happy though and the shower in pic 19 came and went in less than 2 minutes.
Please note, if you ever consider walking this section of the path, the route goes through the Ministry of Defence Lulworth (firing) Ranges which are only generally open at weekends and some public holidays. Otherwise a 30 mile detour is required. For more information on opening times and weekend closures, please check here.