The cliffs between Southbourne and Boscombe are not that high (about 95 feet according to my GPS). All the same, they draw numberous paragliders who manage to get airborne from here and float up and down the coast. Because they are so close to the ground it is possible to get some great shots of them with their colourful canopies and their gossamer-like lines. I have never been paragliding but it is something I’d love to try one day.
As for the cliffs themselves, there are goats living there. Yes! There is an area of cliff which is fenced off and which is a permanent home to goats. As we walked into Boscombe there they were, munching on the cliffside scrub.
What do you mean you can’t see them? Well, I suppose they are quite difficult to spot. You need to be an extremely accomplished photographer to catch them. “Great!” I thought, “I’ll put my accomplished skills to the test!” Here is my best shot of the day:
I decided that perhaps I should brush up on my accomplishments and come back to this another time. Either that or those goats need to eat a bit more scrub. I went off to look at the brightly coloured beach huts instead.
Points on this part of the walk (copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Earth):
- Boscombe’s Goats: N 50° 43.240 W 001° 50.200
- Boscombe Pier: N 50° 43.130 W 001° 50.580
Walk #71 Statistics (of which this post forms the final part):
- Date of Walk: 3 May 2014
- Walk #71 total distance covered (excluding ferry): 12.44 miles
- Coast of Britain Walk Total Distance Covered: 619.14 miles
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