I think I probably posted a picture of this tree last time I visited Waverley Abbey but it really does stand out from its surroundings. This time we brought our US visitors on our hike to the ruined abbey and I took a bunch more shots – I hope not too similar to those I posted last time. Click any of the images below to see them enlarged (you may have to click into the post title first for this to work if you’re seeing this in email or on social media).
We had visitors from the US staying with us in the middle of August so we walked up to Farnham Castle again. Ever since the Magritte Museum in Brussels, I’ve been photographing sky through windows and over rooftops.
Sunday the 28th we drove home, our holiday over, stopping at Avebury, a neolithic henge in Wiltshire. The weather remained fine and there were lovely landscapes in addition to the magnificent henge. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
After returning to Nanjizal from near Land’s End we drove up to the disused Botallack (pronounced to rhyme with metallic) Mine, setting for both television versions of Poldark (although, later, we passed the actual Poldark Mine in the car). If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
In the distance of the first picture you can see some white buildings. That’s as close as we got to Land’s End, the most westerly point in the country. Somewhere along the way we passed a Bronze Age barrow cemetery but it wasn’t tremendously apparent where it began and ended. If you click to enlarge the picture of the beach (click the post title first if you’re seeing this in an email), you can see a couple of people down there to provide some sense of scale and distance. As we walked back from almost-Land’s End to Nanjizal we came upon the same herd of horses who again tried nibbling at my clothes (while one napped).
The walk along the coastal trail yielded a profusion of colour from orange lichen to pink flowers, green algae, and lovely, clear, cyan and blue waters. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
These pictures will give some idea of the clear, pure-running streams we encountered. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.
Lyme Regis is on the Jurassic Coast, according to Wikipedia, “a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, a distance of about 96 miles (154 km), and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in mid-December 2001.”
After dinner we walked along the beach and saw interesting stones, possible fossils and seaweeds. Click any image to enlarge them all and see the captions.
A couple of miles’ walk along the North Downs Way brings you to the Waverley Abbey ruins
Again, compression effects from shooting with the tele (200mm)