Yesterday the dorset coastline experienced a strange phenomena, Advection fog.Advection fog is formed by the slow passage of relatively warm, moist, stable air over a colder wet surface. It is common at sea whenever cold and warm ocean currents are in close proximity and may affect adjacent coasts.
The photos I took yesterday so above and below the fog. It was hot above and cold below.
I live in a beautiful part of England, in the county of Dorset. Corsets coastline is part of the UNESCO world heritage Jurassic Coast.
Last evening I went for a wander to the Fleet lagoon.The Fleet lagoon lies between Chesil Beach, a large shingle barrier, and the impounded mainland Dorset shore, just west of Weymouth and the Isle of Portland. It is a natural lagoonal inlet with features of a percolation lagoon. It is largely natural, with a predominantly rural catchment and adjacent shoreline, partly because the lagoon bed and the majority of the shore has been owned and managed privately by the Ilchester Estate for over 400 years.
As you can see from my photos I was treated to a spectacular sunset.
Last evening I was on the Chesil Beach, which is located on the South coast of England in the county of Dorset. It is a pebble beach 18 miles long and stretches north-west from Portland to West Bay. For much of its length it is separated from the mainland by an area of saline water called the Fleet Lagoon.
As you can see it was a beautiful evening, the sun was shining but also in the sky were 2 vertical rainbows however we hadn’t had any rain.
what are sun dogs?
Sun dogs (or sundogs), mock suns or phantom suns, scientific name parhelia (singular parhelion), are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either horizontal side on the Sun, often co-occurring with a luminous ring known as a 22° halo.
Sun dogs are a member of a large family of halos, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs typically appear as two subtly colored patches of light to the left and right of the Sun, approximately 22° distant and at the same elevation above the horizon as the Sun. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sun dogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the Sun is close to the horizon.
I exhibited my photos for the first time last week , here is a selection of those on exhibit.
All photograph are taken in Dorset, England
Where am I?
Sat on the beach
What can I see?
a vast expanse of sea that is Lyme Bay
a beach called Chesil stretches out before me.
a sun shimmering golden road cuts a swathe across the sea.
waves rise and then fall before breaking up on the shore
wispy clouds decorate the sky
a golden orb is a jewel of gold
What can I hear?
waves breaking upon the shore,
the sound of shingle under foot,
the cry of seagulls.
What can I feel?
the gentle warmth of the late evening sunshine upon my face.
How do I feel?
I sit in awe and wonderment at the magnificence I see before me,
the light grows dim,
the golden road loses its shimmer and is gone
the sun disappears over the horizon,
the day is over and the night begins.
Hallelujah! You who serve God, praise God!
Just to speak his name is praise!
Just to remember God is a blessing— now and tomorrow and always.
From east to west, from dawn to dusk, keep lifting all your praises to God!
Ps 113;3 MSG
This photo shows a beautiful golden summer sunset shining on the Chesil beach, which forms part of the Unesco World Heritage Coast.
I particularly like the way the sun flare accentuates the silhouette of the fisherman and catches the crest of the breaking waves.