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• One man and his boat... and his camera
• Stunning views that few people ever see
• Foreword by Dame Ellen MacArthur
• An intriguing look at the bustling maritime scene
• Landmarks you may know but don't recognise
• The coastline of Thomas Hardy's beloved county
• Unique images of England's first natural World Heritage Site
• The first book of Dorset's coast photographed from the sea
• The Jurassic Coast through the eyes of a Dorset boatman
• Snapshots of Portland's legendary stone industry
The visual feast that is Dorset is enjoyed by millions, visitors, locals, or through printed and virtual media. But few are lucky enough to enjoy the coastline 'from the outside looking in'.
This book has been photographed entirely from the sea by sailor and marine photographer Steve Belasco who has cruised the area in small boats for over 20 years.
His love of Dorset's waters, those who enjoy and the people and creatures that depend on them, comes shining through
Many publications highlight the beauty of this area, both from land and air, but this is the first to feature photographs shot entirely from the coast's best viewpoint - the sea.
Few people are fortunate enough to spend time on Dorset's coastal waters, but this volume enables everyone to appreciate what it's like to be 'out there looking in'.
Enjoy a boat tour with a photographer plainly in love with his home turf (or should that be surf?).
Enjoy the majesty of West Dorset's sandstone cliffs glowing orange at sunset, the 18 miles of Chesil Beach pebbles and the harsh beauty of Portland, source of the stone that built London.
Cruise across Weymouth Bay with its myriad water users, from jetskiers to 100,000-tonne tankers (not to mention the dolphins).
In Purbeck, appreciate outside views of famous Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, the shale cliffs around Kimmeridge and the quarries beyond St Alban's Head.
Finally, get up close and personal with Old Harry and his family, the stunning chalk stacks that form the easternmost, and youngest, stretch of the Jurassic Coast.
Dorset forms the major part of the Jurassic Coast, England's first UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.
This is the first book to showcase the splendour of Dorset's Jurassic Coast exclusively from its best viewpoint, the sea.
Stunning photographs showing not just the amazing geology but the many uses and activities to which these beautiful waters are put.