SOUTH WEST COAST PATH
tuesday, 6TH june 2017
Today's weather forecast doesn't look very good and I could be in for a very blustery day. For some reason the wind speeds on my weather forecast app are completely different on my iPhone and iPad. It has not been a good week for reliable technology.
Poole high tide 06:17
Poole low tide 15:03
I start the day back at the Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers and it is indeed a blustery start to the day.
It is clear as soon as I reach the coast that things are awry and the weather is a lot worse than either of my forecasts suggests and I get blown off of my feet several times in the blasting wind on the path to St Aldhelm's Head. This is far too dangerous to walk in.
I make it, somehow, to St Aldhelm's Chapel and, fortunately, the door is open so I shelter inside for 15 minutes hoping that the winds will die down. They don't so the tough decision is made to abandon the walk. This is the first time I've ever abandoned a walk.
I head along a track inland that takes me back to Worth Matravers.