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82a – Portland Part II

New Ground is a road that runs along the high ground of Portland.  For coastal walkers there are convenient (and free) places to park along its length.  To the north are expansive views over Chesil Beach. Chesil Beach is a … Continue reading

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81g – Portland Part I

For me, Portland started off as a little uninspiring. At the entrance to Portland is the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Completed in 2008, the academy buildings hosted the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games.  Was their legacy … Continue reading

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81f – Weymouth to Portland

Portland.  There it was, a short walk away across the isthmus behind Chesil Beach and in front of its harbour defences which stretched across the water. The walk across to Portland from Weymouth is not the most interesting one we … Continue reading

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