The Isle of Portland a tied island, 6 km long and 2.7 km wide in the English Channel.
A barrier beach called Chesil Beach joins it to the mainland
Isle of Portland is 5 miles (8 km) south of the resort of Weymouth,
forming the southernmost point of the county of Dorset.
Portland Harbour is home to a National Sailing Academy,
hosted the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
Walk inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.
“Portland stone”, a limestone famous for its use in british and world architecture,
including St Paul’s Cathedral and the United Nations, continues to be quarried here.
Rabbits have long been associated with bad luck on Isle of Portland
– even to use the name of that animal is still taboo.
They are often referred to as “underground mutton” or “long-eared furry things”.
The origin of this superstition is unknown but believed to derive from quarry workers.
They would see rabbits emerging from their burrows immediately before a rock fall,
they blamed them for increasing the risk of dangerous, sometimes deadly, landslides.
If a rabbit was seen in a quarry, the workers would go home for the day
– until the safety of the area had been assured.
Old lifting equipment for bringing stones on board ships.
Musical sculpture installations, the wind determines the music.
Thanks, so glad you enjoyed these views. 🙂
The photos are awesome. Your walks are so peaceful and inspiring.
So glad you enjoyed them, really appreciate your words. 🙂
Interesting facts about the area, Drake. I have friends who regularly visit but it’s a place I’ve never been. I like the rugged look of it, and the wind sculptures are great. 🙂 🙂 Thanks for walking with me!
Those wind sculptures with music were so fascinating. 🙂
what a lovely walk, and i love the backstory of the rabbits
Ahhh Beth, you said the “r….. word”. 😀 😀 😀
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