Here I am showcasing my photographs of favourite places in Dorset, the county where my mother was born. Click on each image to go to the full gallery of pictures…
POOLE QUAY, DORSET
I just love to sit on Poole Quay and watch the world go by - it's a great combination of working port and leisure venue...
BROWNSEA ISLAND, POOLE HARBOUR
I have a particular soft spot for Brownsea as my 4-great-grandfather John Read, a fisherman born in 1777, was recorded as living on Brownsea at the time of the 1841 census. Here is my pictorial record of a boat trip to Brownsea in August 2009.
A BOAT TRIP AROUND OLD HARRY ROCKS
Old Harry Rocks are a group of chalk stacks off Handfast Point in East Dorset and can be seen from Brownsea, Studland and even Bournemouth. We took a boat trip around the Jurassic Coast to Swanage...
CORFE CASTLE – ROMANTIC RUIN
On August 11, 2010, we visited Corfe Castle in the Isle of Purbeck, East Dorset. We didn't realise until the morning that it happened to be the birthday of children's book writer Enid Blyton, who featured Corfe as Kirrin Castle in her Famous Five books.
ARNE – RSPB NATURE RESERVE
The little village of Arne is on heathland between Poole and Wareham in Dorset and is now the home of an RSPB nature reserve
I took a few pictures on a visit to Bournemouth Aquarium in August 2010 - here's my favourite, an iguana
BOURNEMOUTH PIER & ARCHITECTURE
Bournemouth Pier - on a trip in August 2010 I took lots of pictures of the pier and the town's architecture...
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