Another successful around Portland trip. We were lucky with
the weather which was a great change for me and a real
Jon Massey (leader)
We set off onto a flat calm Chesil with the sun shining,
just four of us which was a nice little group, some club
members were busy and some were partaking in some of the
WOEC paddle events of the weekend. It was a nice change for
me to enjoy rounding Portland in calm conditions giving us
the chance to explore the caves, caverns and rock gardens
that are usually inaccessible in windy conditions.
The sunshine had brought plenty of people out, we saw groups
of divers and were mindful to give their ribs plenty of
room. The cliffs were decorated with lots of human spiders
on both sides of the Island, as lots of climbing clubs were
in full force.
We saw a big group of paddlers from WOEC practising round
caves near the Bill, said hello to a few familiar faces and
then left them to it .
Athol had fun with his hood up under a bit of a waterfall
then we all had a quick splash. Lunch was at Church Ope cove
in the lovely sunshine.
We enjoyed the last stretch feeling relaxed, the wind had
only increased slightly to a gentle breeze through the Hood
entrance past Portland Port through the concrete Mulberrys
to Portland castle car park for 14:30...very nice!
Pictures to follow