On Chesil Beach

Taught about Chesil Beach for many years, onshore bar, and the tombolo of Portland, and also a big fan when my children were younger of the animation 'Portland Bill', which wasn't set in Portland...
I went over the causeway to the island last week for the first time.

There's the old story about the fishermen or smugglers being able to tell where they are on the beach according to the size of the pebbles, because they get larger from one end of the beach to the other.

Also in the Visitor Centre was a longshore drift machine, which gave my son flashbacks to his recent GCSE revision.

Image: Alan Parkinson