I mentioned last week I had the opportunity to return to Dorset in early November and photograph the stunning Jurassic Coastline. The last time I visited was in 2013 and that was as part of our annual European Photowalks, with about 30 other photographers, so I was really looking forward to some alone time with this amazing place.
I also mentioned that while I planned to return to a few of the locations I shot in 2013 I did want to visit a few new locations also. And today I wanted to share the second of those new locations, namely The Cobb, which is the harbour for Lyme Regis. It seems there is no satisfactory explanation of why it is called The Cobb, however it is but a man made construction that has served as a refuge since at least 1313. The earliest known drawing, made in 1539, shows a basic shape similar to the present construction, and this was built after the westerly gales breached the breakwater in 1824. There have been additions since that date but the major part of the Cobb dates from then. It was connected to the mainland in 1756 and the North Wall was built in 1823. (source)