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1 Trip, 2 Bays, 3 Waterfalls


We had to go to Swansea recently and decided to add a couple of extra days for amusing ourselves. We had rented a flat for this stay overlooking Swansea Bay and this was the view from our balcony. It’s a pity it was cloudy. The weather on the third (last) day was better. The morning […]

On Tuesday the weather forecast for Wednesday was sun and clear skies up until lunchtime and then sunny intervals for the afternoon. Sunny intervals can be anything from one quick flash of sun in the whole afternoon to frequent sunny spells. However I planned to be indoors for most of the afternoon so that didn't […]

Rock and Water – Day 5


After breakfast we are walking, not driving, out of the village. Weather is cloudy but dry. I do like scrambled egg with smoked salmon for breakfast – yum, yum! We set off along one of the numerous footpaths around here heading north parallel with Scandal Beck (a beck in Yorkshire speak is a stream) intending […]

Day 3 – Tuesday 18th August 2009 Today is Salisbury day. We head off to the Park & Ride Car Park on the outskirts of Salisbury but just before we get there we find ourselves at a junction with the entrance to the Old Sarum site opposite so we elect to go in This is […]

A grey day

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At the end of last week we were thinking of going away this week, because of the weather forecast, but by Saturday the forecast was changing again and we decided not to risk it. I’m glad we didn’t go as yesterday and today is grey, overcast, gloomy and not at all warm. During the weekend, […]

Oliver Cromwell in a hurry.


No not that Oliver Cromwell. This Oliver Cromwell is a steam locomotive hauling one of the ‘Cathedral Express’ trains that run from London to various cathedral cities in England throughout the year. This was the ‘Norfolkman’ which runs from London Liverpool Street Station to Norwich in Norfolk and passed through our nearest station, Kelvedon, in […]

A visit from the Admiral

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Yesterday’s weather was dismal but today we have sun again. Now that we are in October it is not as warm as it was but there are plenty of insects still around such as Dragonflies and Butterflies. Amanda took this photograph of a Red Admiral butterfly in the garden today. That reminded me that about […]