Despite it being a very blowy afternoon we parked in the little old quarry above Kimmeridge and went for a walk. My Husband and 16 year old son went right along the ridge in the photo, when they got to they highest point you can see in this picture they dropped down into Tyneham which is out of sight the other side of the ridge.. Tyneham is a village that was taken over by the army many years ago and sadly the inhabitants never were allowed back after the war had ended so it has become a bit of a ghost village. The village in the foreground is Kimmeridge. I went on a different track because it's easier to try and train Wrecks with just me there. He walked beautifully this afternoon. I climbed up higher the other way and despite the weather it was stunning to see. The wind was so strong up on the top it nearly took me off my feet! Being up so high I could see the rain coming so back down the hill quick and under the shelter of a huge chestnut tree Wrecks and I sat it out and didn't get a bit wet!
There is still beauty out there even on the most bad weather day isn't there. These wayside flowers are just so pretty.
Last night Tattyanne and I went on a Nightjar and Glow worm walk at Corfe Mullen on the heathland. It started at 9pm and we were led by the Dorset Wildlife Trust warden, Nicky to a spot where we would be sure to see and hear the Nightjars and a few minutes later we were treated to a display by the birds! Later we walked on as the night fell and saw three or four Glow worms...I hadn't realised how bright they are, almost fluorescent. It was a lovely walk so thank you to Jane and Nicky for that. I hadn't done one of these organised walks before and was a little nervous but it was Ok.
This picture is for you, GTM...hope it makes sense, if it's not highlighted it's still in the freezer. You should be able to click on it to see it better.
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