tried to keep the writing to the minimum. There are plenty of good
guidebooks around if you want a detailed history lesson. Instead we've
tried to include as many photos as possible to give you an introduction
to each place or attraction. We've tried to keep the photos "realistic"
and representative of the places - they should be similar to the holiday
pics that you will take on your own compact camera.
click on a photo you should open the full high-definition version of the
photo (typically 1920 x 1080 pixels). For the technically minded you can
right-click on the high-resolution images and save them to you hard
drive and watch them back later as a slide show on your computer or even
view them on a high-definition TV. (Photos can be used for personal,
non-commercial use provided that they are unedited).
website has been designed on a very old version of FrontPage 2002 (web
editing software) - basically because it's the only software I have! -
but it seems to work OK and is compatible with nearly all browsers and
at most screen resolutions. The website should also work well on your
iTouch, iPhone, iPad and most mobile devices (which explains the large
green & orange navigation links and the bottom of each page).
I am lucky
that writing and producing this website is really still a hobby for me.
I try to get out of the house as much as possible and enjoy taking
photos and walking. I love the area and would like to encourage other
visitors to come and enjoy it too as long as they are responsible about
having fun and protecting the environment at the same time. I was
brought up in Dorset and have plenty of great memories
doing many of the Purbeck walks with my parents when I was a kid. I also
learnt to sail and windsurf in Poole Harbour. After graduating in Civil
Engineering I worked all over the country until, at the age of 27, I
decided to take some time off and travel round the world. I ended up
settling down in Peru where I got married, had a daughter and set up a
trekking business that specializes in the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
The family business has received many awards and recognition for its
good treatment of the porters and trekking staff and donates a large
percentage of its profits to community projects in the mountain
villages. In 2010, after 13 years in Peru, we decided to move back to
Dorset where we now live - just a few doors down from my parents!. We
are lucky that we are still running our trekking business in Peru.
However during the summer months I still
have plenty of free time to get out and about and make the most of this
fabulous county of Dorset. After almost 15 years away from Poole Harbour
I am taking sailing lessons again and now it's my turn to take my family
and daughter out on some of the Purbeck walks and explore some of the
country villages and pubs. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.
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