Droning over Harry

Old Harry Rocks at the eastern edge of the Purbeck Hills in Dorset are a place which has captivated many a visitor since the Victorian times when a drastically different tech took visitors to the bottom of the cliffs. Upgrading somewhat from the steam boats and dinghies I took to the skies recently with my DJI Mavic Pro, despite gale force winds threatening to cut the flight short. I’m either a really skilled drone pilot or really stupid, I haven’t yet figured out which. Here’s what I’m talking about:-

It’s kind of a geological masterpiece, being formed of stacks, stumps, arches and caves, and it is the remnant of chalk that once stretched from here in Dorset all the way to the Isle Of Wight. Pretty cool, right? Problem is that it’s falling to bits. Old Harry had a wife, but then she collapsed into the sea. His current wife is still up for now but it seems only a matter of time before she too gives way to the harsh erosion of the English Channel. That said, the combination is pretty epic and it’s well worth a visit if you’re ever down in the Purbeck.

 

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