The voice of the sea speaks to the soul
February 21, 2016 4:57 AM   Subscribe

The Perimeter Photographer Quintin Lake is walking 10,000 miles round the British coast, clockwise in sections starting from St Paul's Cathedral, posting a picture a day.

You should also check out his coastal inspiration tumbler.
posted by Helga-woo (14 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh, thank you thank you for this. I've been contemplating marking off a few weeks later this year to drive the perimeter around the British coast as much as I can (specifically venturing towards the areas beautifully recited on the Shipping Forecast) so this is quite inspirational and lovely.
posted by Kitteh at 5:04 AM on February 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


The photographs are really good. I wonder how much of the coastline is inaccessible due to military installations, industrial properties, and so on?
posted by Dip Flash at 5:31 AM on February 21, 2016


oooooowwwww
Now i want to do the same in italy
posted by thegirlwiththehat at 5:32 AM on February 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Ah, fantastic - he's halfway along the south Devon coast.

I warmly recommend these pictures of my childhood haunts.

Yes, it really does look like this.
posted by Devonian at 8:01 AM on February 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Oh this is exquisite.
posted by pipoquinha at 8:11 AM on February 21, 2016


I have only just realised that there's a post each day, and he's sharing more than one picture... It's been a slow Sunday.
posted by Helga-woo at 8:53 AM on February 21, 2016


This is lovely! My neck of the woods.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:57 AM on February 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Now i want to do the same in italy

Pasolini did it in 1959, for a series of articles, recently republished as The long road of sand with new photography of the same itinerary by Philippe S├ęclier.
posted by progosk at 9:28 AM on February 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


I wonder how much of the coastline is inaccessible due to military installations, industrial properties, and so on?

They are aiming to have an England coast path that goes right around the coast in place by 2020, as a new National Trail. A map of the intended rollout is here. I dare say there will be places where you are going a bit inland but they are aiming for pretty decent levels of coverage. Here's the rules for landowners.

There is already a Wales coast path, albeit that it doesn't have national trail status.
posted by biffa at 10:14 AM on February 21, 2016 [4 favorites]


This is great. The guy is doing it in 1-3 week chunks with total time of 2-3 months a year which makes the project a lot more approachable.
posted by Mitheral at 10:29 AM on February 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think we can all agree that Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door is the most beautiful place in the world, right?
posted by ambrosen at 10:57 AM on February 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Thanks, great link. And at last somewhere I can hike with my dog! I find the anti-dog regulations in state parks here in California very oppressive after living in Britain.

Eminently reasonable directions from the UK government site England Coast Path: manage your land in the coastal margin: "What people can do on your land ... Visitors using their rights must - at all times - keep dogs: under effective control / on a short lead in the vicinity of livestock"

I'd have to put up with the British weather though, so maybe will put off my hike until climate change has warmed the place up a bit.
posted by anadem at 12:06 PM on February 21, 2016


This is fantastic. Thank you!
posted by davidjmcgee at 1:45 PM on February 21, 2016


anadem: "And at last somewhere I can hike with my dog!"

Hiking in BC is pretty dog friendly as long as you don't mind using a leash.
posted by Mitheral at 2:43 PM on February 21, 2016


« Older Cult classic   |   They shall not pass. Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments