Day on Isle of Portland

A giant lump of largely treeless land jutting out from the sea and connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway, the ISLE OF PORTLAND is a strange place. Labelled the ‘Gibraltar of Wessex’ by Thomas Hardy, it’s best know for its hard white stone, which has been quarried here for centuries.First impression is not very appealing – with an industrial port and quarries, towns as hard and unforgiving looking as the rocks themselves – but head for the far side of the island and you may well acquire a taste for the strange landscape. 
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