27 February 2006

Kimmeridge

Kate and I went to Kimmeridge on Sunday. Kimmeridge is famous for its oil-bearing shale and the Clavell tower (built in the 1820s) which is shortly to be relocated before it falls of the edge of the cliff. There has been an oil well at Kimmeridge since the 1950s, the latest in a long line of uses of the flammable shale, which was the reason for building an experimental glass furnace here in 1615.

The bay and the tower from the beach.

Me taking a photo!

Close-up of the tower

Kate and Moss looking down on the bay from the tower






This was a day of quite striking light and intermittent cloud. Both of us were in a bad way, with aches and bruises from snowboarding the day before and somewhat the worse for wear after a birthday night out with Matt and friends.

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