So, the weather forecast was for a nice clear morning , Now i just don't get up early, but the chance of a sunrise over "Man -o-war" bay was too tempting , So i have got up at 6am , struggled out with camera and made my way down to Durdle Door , where all i can see is cloud!!!!!!!!!!! and another very unhappy photographer!
this is what i am looking at........................
I am NEVER again getting up early for a bloody sunrise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After a few hours sleep , its time to go out , the cloud is clearing now!!!!! dam typical isn't it.
We are going to Abbotsbury Sub tropical gardens which is the other side of Weymouth , i have done my back in , must have been sometime yesterday while shooting the spider , i am in agony now and can hardly walk :( but I'm not letting that stop us going out. Walking into the gardens, or in my case Hobbling like an ape we slowly make our way around the gardens.
I have spotted a hummingbird hawk moth feeding , amazing to watch but very hard to photograph , its dull under the huge trees so cannot get a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the fast moving moth!
And a Red Admiral drinking on duckweed in a pond.
an Infinity pool full of fish :)
Think Chester looks bored!
Chester almost fell in the pond!!!!!!!! Haha
Must smell interesting Hey Chester?
the Infinity pool again
At the exit now after an enjoyable but painful walk !
Heading towards Portland Bill now, but a brief stop to look at Chesil beach:)
We are now at the lighthouse , its a bit blowy ! but hardly a cloud in the sky.
One last image , taken on my phone this one :)
Now to Weymouth for dinner , and what turned out to be a good sunset which i have missed while trying to find an open Chippy! it seems the town has shut early :(
The next morning its raining so a lie in and no rush to get up , eventually it brightens up and we walk down to Durdle to give the Jurassic Duo a walk before we decide what to do, my back is still killing me :(
"Man - o - War" bay
Love the colour the chalk gives the water at high tide :)
Mollster is getting wet again lol
Chester is swimming well :)
Mollster doesn't want to go :(
The long steep path back up to the camp site ............
The afternoon we are going for a short walk up to the White horse at Osmington , a chalk horse on the hill side which is a good area for butterflies , hopefully i might see Clouded Yellows :)
After a short drive and walk along bridleways we can see the horse , its a bit dull :(
Small copper on a thistle seed head..
The hill side has loads of wild flowers . i am still in pain but not as bad as earlier this morning , so I'm keeping an eye out for the CYs . as soon as we reach the area in above image , i spot 2 Clouded Yellows , and dash as fast as i can down the hill steps after them , but not fast enough and i have lost sight of them :(
Jan is questioning how i can manage to run down the hill with a bad back ???????????? Mmmmm priorities Clouded Yellow more important than Pain!!!!!!!
Quite a few common blues and a few Adonis blues , this one is a bit worn , possibly an Adonis but not 100% sure.
No more Yellows :( Think Jan saw one up top Arghhhhhhh
A Common Blue.
We walk up to the horse , but cant see much , its all overgrown and close up cant see the outline very well. time to make the slow walk back to the car now.