Having an appointment in Weymouth anyway and being a perpetual 'weather watcher' things looked good so little need to check the tide! However, before we set off the there was the matter of the Moth Traps from where, in the first instance, there was to be a mighty surprise in the shape of our
DEEP BROWN DART
The tide, which was crucial for any form of Wader Watching at Ferrybridge, where Weymouth ends and Portland starts, must have been at, or close to, Highest Astronomical which negated any such activity.
Onwards to Top Hill and past
(built in part on designs for St Paul's Cathedrel in London)
and close to where I once lived for 18 years.
Soon the whole of
the car park at the LOWER LIGHT BIRD OBSERVATORY lay empty.
This is the second oldest of the 3 Lighthouse at Portland.
Met by the Warden
alone in his sanctuary, there was little, or more accurately, 'nothing' to report so decided to try my hand down at Portland Bill Point.
Met en-route by stalwart John Lucas it was a suprise to hear he is now half way through his
Octagenarianship and not looking a day older than our last meeting some years ago now!
So, with a last look across Portland Bill and the English Channel