Isle of Portland Portland is a magical place. An island off the Jurassic coast of Dorset, access is via a long causeway near Weymouth protected from the seas by an impressive storm beach. The weather can be rather rough and stormy at this time of the year adding to the experience of staying on Portland. Arriving at Chiswell with it's western cove of the famous Chesil Beach, you can just imagine a past hard life of shipwrecks and flooding. The village today consists of charming stone cottages of a bygone fishing fleet, now homes to modern residents and visitors. Further inland, you find abandoned quarries pocking the landscape (although Portland Limestone is still quarried in limited quantities today) and eventually the lighthouse station at Portland Bill on the very tip of the island. For this photoblog I used an old Yashica J2 compact loaded with Ilford XP2 super. Recommend you visit soon.....

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