Many of the images that I post in these threads feature the area in which I am currently resident; Torbay and its environs known as the English Riviera.
This, however, is a panoramic view of the area in which I was born and raised.
In the distance is the island of Portland, famed across the world for the superb quality of the stone from which many prestigious buildings have been constructed with.
The long slender bar is Chesil Beach, an 18 mile long shingle barrier beach that stretches in a north=westerly direction from Portland to the small town of Bridport and which forms a part of the Jurassic Coast.
The area of water behind Chesil Beach is the tidal lagoon known as the Fleet (often referred to incorrectly as Moonfleet) which is the setting for the novel and feature film based on the book 'Moonfleet' by J. Meade Falkner.
Finally, the small square building towards the centre of the scene is Saint Catherine's Chapel, a 14th century pilgrimage site that overlooks the beautiful little village of Abbotsbury with its narrow streets and thatched cottages and longhouses.