Dartmouth Steam Railway,
TAKEN- 3.05p.m. Wed 19th Feb '20.
FACT - The Dartmouth Steam Railway, formerly known as the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, is a 6.7-mile (10.8 km) heritage railway on the former Great Western Railway branch line between Paignton and Kingswear in Devon, England. Much of the railway's business is from summer tourists from the resorts of Torbay, who travel to Kingswear, where the Dartmouth Passenger Ferry takes them across the River Dart to Dartmouth.
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You might have noticed that it’s been raining a bit. While we didn’t have it as bad in North Bucks as in some areas, the ground has been saturated and Padbury Brook has burst its banks at Oxlane bridge; the road is shut.
It floods there so regularly that the warning signs have a hinged section; the signs can be changed from "Road liable to flooding" to "Road closed" in moments.
After last nights airport battle with the elements ✈️🌬⛈🤦🏻♀️
I really would like spring to arrive with all its loveliness 🦋🐥🌱🐇so that evening sunsets can be embraced with a few less layers🧣🧤and maybe a little lie on the grass until the stars 💫appear (without getting drenched or feeling hyperthermic 🥶)
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I don’t think this is a big ask 🌈 #peakdistrict#sunset#mamtor#winter#spring#mountainlife
Safely back from the Skye adventure with some camera club chums. A great week visiting some amazing spots, and I've come away with some images I'm really chuffed with - but more importantly... NO GEAR BREAKAGES!
This is the Black Cuillin range, which is normally used as a backdrop to shots of the old Sligachan bridge. With the high winds I didn't fancy standing by the busy main road, so found a spot by the river.
It wasn't much more sheltered to be honest - when a gust came, you could see a wall of spray coming down the river. That was the cue to hunker down and wait for it to pass! I spent a while shooting this scene waiting for a break in the cloud - out of 35 shots, this was the only one with this light down the glen. The heather in front was still blowing in the wind, but hopefully it captures some of the wild weather!
Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
12mm, 1/5sec, f/11, ISO100 @formatthitech Firecrest Polariser and 3 Stop Grad @3leggedthing Punks Billy Tripod
- CADGWITH: MAY - Typical thatched cottages in the Cornish village of Cadgwith.
Located on the Lizard Peninsula and known as ‘Porthkajwydh’ in the Cornish language, which means ‘Cove of the Thicket’, the village features a small fishing harbour. It is scenic picture postcard settlement.
Cadgwith dates back to medieval times as a collection of fish cellars sheltered in a valley and cove. The village became inhabited from the 16th century with fishing the mainstay of the economy.
Pilchard fishing continued in the village until the 1950’s using large Seine boats. Unfortunately due to overfishing pilchards are no longer found in large enough numbers to sustain the industry. Brown Crabs, Spider Crabs, Lobsters and Monkfish are now caught instead and predominantly sold abroad.
Nowadays tourism is the main source of income with many visitors staying in local holiday homes and cottages. Pilot gig racing, regattas and community beach barbecues take place in Summer months and only serve to add a rural community charm to this stunning Cornish coastal settlement.
Last week we spotted a little weather window amongst this rain and wind and flooding stress. A window that ended up disappearing for Plan A: Wales.
Plan B: The Lake District was decided upon last night and I set my alarm for 2am, hoping for a break in the clouds and a glimpse of a mountain sunrise.
I’ve never been out in the mountains in the snow with visibility. Not once. It’s always been white-out. Misty. Bad weather. So to find some snow this morning, and be able to see into the distance was a privilege in itself.
Despite there being several softly golden sunrise shots amongst this morning’s photos, this scene, unlike quite a lot of my other photography, stood out to me. Maybe it was because the wind died down just for 5 minutes, coming back howling just as I began to land, maybe it was the ability to see the journey we took to get there, the whole picture. I don’t know. The photo and video just draw me in.
Thank you past self for being so weather vigilant and thank you @gigieloise and @katyrharris for being there to experience the snow and the dark and the views with me 💓
In A Rush.
The Mill at Mill Bay Cove,
S. W. Coast Path,
2sec Exposure with Kase Filters
TAKEN- 1.31p.m. We'd 19th Feb '20
FACT - Disused lime kiln converted into a watermill and boathouse in the form of a sham castle. Circa early C19 lime kiln, extended and remodelled circa mid to late C19. Slate rubble, squat circular tower, the original lime kiln, with addition of embat- tled corbelled parapet and round turret also with battlements. Pointed arch gothic doorway with continuous hood mould and small pointed arch openings either side. Built on rocks into cliff. At lower level, on beach, a lower tower was added with semi-circular front, to sea, with small gothic windows and small round corbelled turret on parapet. It houses an iron water wheel. Situated on the edge of the beach, at Mill Bay Cove, where a small stream flows into the sea.
When the colours are so different early in the mornings. I seem to remember setting a 2am alarm to come here and standing in minus temperatures to capture this. Nevertheless, swipe across to see some cliffs along the south coast 🌅🌊
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Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, U.K.
A photo I took looking down a track up near Carron Crag at the top of Grizedale Forest just before the arrival of Storm Dennis.
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The centre pieces of the Ouse Valley Viaduct. Constructed with over 11 million bricks & 37 arches, it is an impressive sight in the Sussex countryside. Makes me dizzy if I look at this for too long 👀 💫
- PADSTOW: MAY - Scenes we will not be experiencing this weekend due to the arrival of Storm Dennis!
Padstow is undoubtedly a Cornish jewel. Known as Lannwedhenek in the local dialect, the town dates back to at least 500AD when the Welsh missionary Saint Petroc landed in nearby Trebetherick.
Traditionally a Cornish fishing village tourism is now the dominant industry and the settlement has become somewhat of a gastronomic hub. It is sometimes colloquially known as Padstein- after well-known British chef Rick Stein who owns several restaurants in the town.
The town is also known for the infamous Obby Oss festival which takes place annually on May Day. The Osses are stylised horses that are prodded by crowd members or acolytes known as Teasers.
Each wears a mask and a black cape with which they try to catch young maidens as they pass though the town.
Padstow truly is a picturesque and vibrant town where old traditions die hard.
I’m missing Scotland something fierce lately, so here’s a #tbt to another lovely winter walk in my bonnie wee country. 😊 This is from the Helensburgh/Rhu Marina Trail. You can find the start of this trail at the back of Hill House’s car park in Helensburgh. 💚🏴💙
12 45513 February, 2020
🏴The Newark castle dovecote or doocot (Scots). .