On 19th May we did a 10-mile walk on Walkhampton Common. These pictures will give some idea of the varied landscapes and terrain we encountered. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
Merrivale Stone Circle
After leaving the prison museum we went up to have a look at the neolithic Merrivale Stone Circles and Rows. While the pictures are not particularly impressive, the sight of these ancient mysterious constructions fills one with awe. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
Sampford Spiney and Pew Tor
After checking in to our AirBnB we took an early evening stroll up to Pew Tor for some magnificent views. Tors were to figure in many of our subsequent walks. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
Dorset to Devon
We started the day at a Donkey sanctuary in Sidmouth with a renowned breakfast restaurant benefiting the donkeys.
Next, we drove on to Exeter, a cathedral town. Click any of the images below to enlarge them and see the captions.
Bird on a Log
This was a carefully composed shot and it looks it. I then waited for the bird to take off and while the composition is a tad less balanced, I think it may still be more interesting:
Lyme Regis is also the setting for John Fowles’ great novel, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (Meryl Streep was in the movie, also quite good) and this dusky, silhouetted self portrait in a beachfront shop window reminded me of it. I’ve now posted 6 times over 2 days just to cover a single day of our excursion. It may be a long month.
Golden Cap, continued
As a lifetime urbanite, the idea that one can simply take a walk in the country and encounter sheep and cows up close and personal is a bit thrilling. We walked among the cows, being careful not to startle them. See last post for more details of this walk – click any image to see them all enlarged.
Next we took a combination of A3x roads towards our destination of Lyme Regis and I managed a few snaps out the window as we went (I wasn’t the one driving). As we grew closer to Lyme Regis we passed through thick fog, or maybe a cloud.
As part of a workshop in alternative cameras I took a few shots with an old Canon Powershot A570 which had it’s infrared filter removed and a piece of orange gel taped over the front of the lens. This yielded some interest color IR effects. Click any image to see them all enlarged.
Horses or Sheep?
Cows Among the Gorse
Ain’t he Coot?
Our last view of Margate in the sunny afternoon.