Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
When the opportunity presents itself, you must take it. I had been planning a lengthy cycle to see how I carry tent, clothes, camera and lenses in my saddle bags, and Lulworth was a solid day’s ride away.
I arrived at Lulworth Cove at 5pm ready to find somewhere to pitch the tent, but there was nowhere (the information place warned me against it) and so with very tired legs I had to head back up the very steep hill and find my way to the camp site at Durdle Door. A heavy hill, but actually worth it. It is a little too commercial for me, but a great base for getting to places easily on foot for sunrises and sunsets.
The problem with carrying heavy and valuable gear on your bike is that you have to leave certain things behind – like a tripod! Not great if you are shooting low-light. I improvised though with a great piece of driftwood – plank that allowed me steady the camera for the long exposures needed at that time of day, and to smooth out the sea.
The walk across the bg hill from Durdle Door to Lulworth is a beautiful thing, and in my 2 days, I did it 6 times! Really worth while though.
So, great to get out of the house for a few days – and fun to cycle with my camera gear!