When we arrived to the hotel it was all dark, windy and cold. The prospect of getting up at 6 o'clock in the morning was not very appealing! But said and done, at 6:45 am we were back in the car heading down to Portland Bill. It was still dark as we 5 minutes later arrived by the lighthouse. Heavily laden with tripod, camera and all its gear, wearing multiple jumpers, hats and gloves we stumbled our way down to the shore. And what a sight greeted us!
Portland is mainly known for its stone, so the island is more or less one giant quarry. For hundreds of years we have been hacking away the rocks from the Portland cliffs, leaving a half man-made and half natural eroded shoreline. This morning the sea was happily crushing itself against the shore whilst the occasional cloud scampered across the dark blue sky waiting to get lit up by the sun. Well worth getting up for :-)
Two and a half hours later we rolled back to the hotel for a well deserved breakfast, before heading back out again for a stroll around the island.
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