Lighthouse & Lobster Pot

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Portland Bill and Chesil Beach are the graveyards of many vessels that failed to reach Weymouth or Portland. The Portland Race is caused by the meeting of the tides between the Bill and the Shambles sandbank about 3 miles SE. Strong currents break the sea so fiercely that from the shore a continuous disturbance can be seen. Portland Bill Lighthouse guides vessels through these hazardous waters as well as acting as a waymark for ships navigating the English Channel.

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Rosalyn Hilborne on July 13, 2013

Derek Geer

That's very kind of you Derek. I could quite happily have stayed there all day! It is even hotter today...will it last!! Best wishes, Rosa.

David Hodson on July 13, 2013

Where are the lobster pots? Like

Henk Bouwers on July 14, 2013

LIKE!! Gr Henk

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 14, 2013


Empty in the restaurant ;)

Henk Bowers

Thank you Henk.

Greetings, Rosa.

David Hodson on July 14, 2013

A shame I like lobster...Not so much into pot! ;)

Cristiano Rossi on July 14, 2013

Excellent shot, compliments. Like and best wishes.

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 15, 2013

thatchinator, I'm pleased to hear it's that way round ;)

Cristiano Rossi, thank you for the like and kind comment. Best regards, Rosa.

Ahmet Bekir on July 15, 2013

Excellent image and beautiful place Rosa,


           best wishes, Ahmet
Rosalyn Hilborne on July 15, 2013

Ahmet Bekir

Thank you very much Ahmet. I appreciate the YSL.

Best wishes, Rosa.

K@rin on July 25, 2013

Hello Rosa

a very pleasant view with fine summermood , excellent captured, like it , warm greetings Karin

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 25, 2013


Hello Karin, it is unusual for me to get good weather when visiting Portland :) I am happy that you like it. Warm greetings, Rosa.

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  • Uploaded on July 11, 2013
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2013/07/10 12:55:35
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 48.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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