|So, picking up from where I left it in the last post, we advanced from Lulworth Cove, after a hearty meal of the freshest of the seafood one could try, making our way towards Durdle door on foot across the hill that separates the two wonders. It takes about 28-30 minutes to walk from one spot to another, depending on an individual's speed. I'll be honest, we were a tad bit slower than others but only cause I was stopping to take tons of pics at every angle I could see as we ascended the hill gradually, and believe me it does get better with every step you take up the hill. Also, the sun was getting a little overwhelming at around the noon so we were huffing and sweating a lot that may have slowed us down a little too. Here is a map of the foot trail from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door as mapped out by Google.|
Like I mentioned, the view that we were leaving behind was as amazing as the one we were walking towards. It was worth every look I couldn't resist giving with every step we were walking away from it as we were going higher and higher up the trail....
|Lulworth cove from up the foot trail....|
|Walking towards Durdle Door from up the foot trail...|
|The contrasting colours of the horizon|
Once there, all I could do was stare out at the astounding view the summer sun, the chalky hills, and english sea could lay in front of me. I decided to spend some time basking in the sun atop the hill before going down the hill, up to the gorgeous rock formation of Durdle door.
|Blue water, dark seaweeds, rocky haven, stoney pavement....|
|Resting the two tired feet...|
|On the other side of the hill from the Door|
|The side of the Door|
As we proceeded, the crowd got thinner. The turquoise water due to the white stones underneath was quite a treat too that took me back to my memories of the turquoise waters of Chile...
Finally, once the trek was over, we rested a bit, exploring the crevices of the hill that formed shallow caves at the foot of the hill, and the sea of rotting seaweeds (the brown layer on the water surface) that seemed to have clogged at the spot for the lack of drainage, perhaps due to the hill acting as a wall...
Well, even with the precautions we totally got lost on our way to the allotted bus stop (this was a different stop from the previous one in Lulworth cove and quite a bit away from the main sight...) and just made it on time to catch the last bus back to Wool (lucky much?! ;p)...
Anyway, that's that... Next post, next coast.... Until then I will be eagerly awaiting another opportunity amidst the chaos of my mundane PhD life...