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4 July 2015

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The Clavell tower. This picture shows the original base of the tower and the tower in its new location. The tower was originally built in 1830 by the Reverend John Richards Clavell as an observatory and folly. In recent times the tower has been at risk of fallen of the edge of the cliff due to the constant movement of the cliffs. The work to move the  tower began in 2006.

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A closer look at the restored tower. The tower is in the care of the Landmark Trust and can be rented out for holidays.

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The view west towards Gad Cliff and Worbarrow Bay.

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The rocks below the Clavell tower are currently the home to this Antony Gormley sculpture. LAND comprises five life size sculptures by Anthony Gormley cast in iron and installed at five Landmark Trust sites across the UK for 12 months from 16 May 2015. This is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the trust.

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A closer look at the figure.

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This would make a good subject for a time lapse film.

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A view across the bay towards the car park.

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A couple of kayakers paddling across the bay.

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One of the several wave cut platforms running out to sea. These were popular with people for net fishing.

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From the western end of the bay above the cliffs. In this picture you can see the layer of rock that runs diagonally down the cliff to the beach and then out to sea as the wave cut platform.

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A closer look showing the matchstick people exploring on the wave cut platform.

June 2017

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A morning visit to explore Kimmeridge Bay on a photography day out having earlier visited Swanage to catch the sunrise. I waited around for quite a while to see if the light was going to get any better but it remained quite cloudy. This is the best of my shots. It was taken as a long exposure to give a milky look to the water. The cliffs on the middle skyline are Gad Cliff with Worbarrow Bay beyond.