On the 16th March the weather was improving and the spectre of Covid-19 was becoming even more of a reality, our Camera Club has now decided that we will not be meeting as from now and things are going to alter across the country. I needed to get up Hambledon Hill, it always gives me peace up there looking down over the Blackmore Vale. It was so nice not to be walking on muddy paths, the chalk downland had dried out and it was a pleasure too walk on.

I was really pleased to have a quick glimpse of a Hare, so I hope I see more of them in the spring and summer.

When I left home there was a black line of cloud across the vale and it wasn’t until I got up the hill I realised it was a serious fire, I guessed towards Marnhull or Stalbridge and it wasn’t until I got home I found out it was an industrial unit near Stalbridge on fire.

Fire across the Blackmore Vale
Fire across the Blackmore Vale

It was certainly lovely up on the top of the hill and the Skylarks were singing with Buzzards and Ravens and many others enjoying the sunshine at last. I was able to forget what was happening in the world for a short time.

Blackmore Vale
Blackmore Vale
Mist and fires Shroton
Mist and fires Shroton
Misty Vale towards Shillingstone
Misty Vale towards Shillingstone

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