Saturday, 27 September 2008

After the dawn...sunset

The last blog was about morning light, and this is the sunset of the same day. We walked down to St Aldhelms head to watch the sunset over Portland and the sea. This little chapel is on it's own with only a line of coastguard cottages and the coastguard lookout near it. The chapel is thought to have been built in the early 12th century possibly in memory of a young couple who drowned here. The church is over a mile away from the village and there is a large church there.
Inside the chapel the only light is from the door and this tiny window, there is no other light at all. there is a font and a huge pillar in the middle which is covered in names carved into it...very old graffiti!
The sunset was wonderful and these photos don't do it justice, you can just about see Portland to the left of the sun.
As we walked back the mile to the car the sky was changing all the time, often when we are here we have seen a barn owl but no sign of it this time. Near where we left the car there were some old barns and buildings but they have been made into holiday cottages by the look of it so maybe the owl lived there before they were refurbished.

5 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh Goosey that chapel....how beautiful, I found it most moving just looking at the photographs.....I can only imagine the atmosphere there......

Duxbury Ramblers said...

You have got some beautiful walks as well, I love the little chapel, I could see my self sat in side relaxing and having a quiet moment.

happyone said...

Beautiful sunset pictures and I love the little chapel!!

funkymonkey said...

What a beautiful little church - so plain and simple and welcoming.

Border Reiver said...

Lovely stuff Goosey!