Does the traveller choose the road, or does the road choose the traveller?

10/11/2018 – Ringstead to Weymouth

Click for 3D map of today’s walk – on laptop or desktop, click on 3D, if needed, and use the Ctrl key to manipulate the map and scroll to zoom in or out.

I went for another walk today. One since… I don’t know how long. I know I haven’t posted all the walks in between but I will, maybe without as much writing because of time. I’ve also been busy with the van, which is my excuse.

Today’s walk from Ringstead to Weymouth was really beautiful. I like the weather the way it was (up to a point – see later) instead of clear blue sky. The weather can make this bit of coastline really dramatic.

I did get a good soaking, to my bare skin. Literally less than 30 seconds after the last photo on here, the heavens opened up. It wasn’t just the rain, but also the wind. I had to cross a last little cliff, out in the open and without shelter, and within a minute I was completely soaked. Because of the wind, the rain felt like hail and every bit of bare flesh really hurt. The wind was horrendous. It felt like all the air was sucked out of my lungs and I couldn’t breathe. I’ve never seen anything like it! When I got to the other end and back in between some hedges, and later buildings, the wind was less severe but I was completely exhausted, as if I’d climbed a mountain against the clock…

This was also my first time out with my, as yet, half built van. It’s great! I had breakfast and lunch in it while looking out over the bay, seeing the weather pass. Getting in dripping wet from the awful weather I had walked through was especially pleasant. There were other people in a car who could do nothing else than drive home soaking wet.