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For the past year I’ve been mostly based in the south coast town of Weymouth, England, in an area known as ‘The Jurassic Coast’ for it’s ubiquitous prehistoric fossils.

Ever since King George 3rd’s sixteen consecutive summer beach vacations made Weymouth a popular British getaway, Weymouth and it’s UNESCO World Heritage coastline is a constant source of attention from outsiders.

With its thatched roofs, cream teas, salty sea dogs, buckets and spades, donkeys, ciders and ales, folk music, fish n’ chips, crumbling cliff tops, green-carpeted patchwork fields, old-school children’s rides, mobility scooters, obese tourists, salted caramel ice creams, yachties, Brexiteers, amusement arcades, limestone houses, sweeping views, bad tattoos, elderly coach tours, hello moi luvvur, badgers, Punch and Judy, deckchairs and healthy doses of sea air, there’s an endearing throwback appeal to this part of Little Britain.

Welcome to The Jurassic Coast…

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5 thoughts on “The Jurassic Coast

  1. Great piece Simon! That cliff and beach shot is gorgeous. I want some cheesy chips and soft ice cream from Aunty Vi’s. Shooting your hometown can be one of the toughest things to do. Seems like Weymouth is oozing with character, which you captured perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks Pete, glad you enjoyed it. The cliff shot is from Durdle Door, which is quite a famous landmark in England, but not usually photographed from where I was. My hometown is actually a town called Hay-on-Wye, which is also full of character but I know what you mean – it’s hard to get a fresh perspective on the familiar. The challenge was fun though!

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  3. And I can vouch that the sea alongside the Jurassic coast really does reach that shade of blue! PS…it’s refreshing to see somebody celebrate both sides of the world without the usual ‘life’s better here… or there etc’

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