Magnificent Horse (With Flys !!)

Beautiful big horse in the fields near my home on a very hot day. I wish I could have helped get rid of the flies..

Flower

I have no idea what this flower is but its the second time its appeared in these posts. If anyone can advise of the correct name in the comments I would much appreciate it.

Pines and Ruins, St Pere De Rodes

Ruins and trees at the top of the climb up to St Pere De Rodes

Tree And St Pere De Rodes Monastery

High up in the hills overlooking Porte De Selva in Catalonia. I had cycled up there…

Exotic Flower Pot

Cadaques, Spain

Colourful Colonnade

Colourful Colonnade in Catalonia, Spain. I didnt spot the man unlocking his door until I got home and edited the photo.

Tree In A Boat

Port Lligat near to Cadaques in Spain, Salvador Dali’s residence of choice. There is somebody in a red coat ‘hiding’ behind the tree…

Anybody Seen My Bike ?

This in the village of Port Lligat near Cadaques in Spain.Home of Salvador Dali.

Floating Flowerpot !

Somewhere in Spain …

Fallow Deer

This was taken at Charlecote Park, National Trust location in Warwickshire.. they have all three colours of Fallow Deer in the herd.

Salvador Dali

Back in 2015 we were on a caravan trip to Spain and one of our stops was near a town called Cadaques on the Costa Brava. It quickly became one of our favourites and also it appears, was a favourite of Salvador Dali who was born very nearby in Figueres, just inland from Cadaques. He is obviously well remembered there because he has two…

Mudeford Quay

This is Mudeford Quay near Christchurch in Dorset. When I was a little boy I used to holiday here with my parents and younger brother. At that time Mudeford was in Hampshire. Mudeford didn’t move but they changed the county boundaries. We used to walk to the quay in the evenings and my brother and I would fish for crabs over the edge. At…

Widecombe In The Moor Churchyard

This is the churchyard in the Devonshire village of Widecombe-In-The-Moor, the moor in question being Dartmoor.

Tricky Ploughing Job

Tricky ploughing job at a place called Albarca inland from the Costa Brava, Spain

Surf Board Rack, Lyme Regis

Surf Board Rack, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey National Trust Property, Yorkshire..

London, South Bank

A living statue giving a passer by something to smile about

Brancaster Beach, Norfolk

Another picture from Brancaster on a very bright and windy day between lockdowns…

Dartmouth Cafe

I thought this was a very attractive cafe and on a sunny day it looked a bit ‘continental’ and I also liked the interesting signs.

Castellane Cafe

This cafe was in the back alleys of Castellane, on the ‘Route Napoleon, as it makes its way north from the south of France to Lake Geneva. Once again somewhere on our travels on a stroll from one of our stopovers.

Rural Peace

This was on the walk from the site we stayed at near Fontvieille, seen in the previous posting. I would love to have hopped over the fence and lay on the barrow/sun-bed and listen to the bees in the sunshine busying themselves around the hive..

Shop or House? – Fontvieille France

I found this place in the backstreets Fontvieille, a small town a few miles away from Arles in the south of France. We had the motorhome at the time and we stayed at a lovely secluded site in the forest a short walk away from here.

Autumn at Derwentwater And Keswick

This is the view from Catbells. A moderate climb for all ages and about an hours walk at a steady pace, with stops for views, from Keswick. Keswick is the town in the distance at the foot of Skiddaw.

Willie Lotts Cottage, Flatford Mill

An updated version of John Constables classic painting ‘The Haywain”. The horses and carts are missing in this version. They used to take the carts into the water so that the wooden wheels would expanded in the water and become a tight fit on the steel hoop that enclosed it We drove to Flatford National Trust estate and had a good day, in lovely…

Old Water Mill nr Great Doddington, Northants

This is just a few miles from home. Very near to a the Wildlife Trust location ‘Summer Leys’ which we visit fairly frequently for a walk. I think its probably about two miles all the way round. There are numerous ‘hides’ to observe the birds.

Brancaster Beach, Norfolk

We had never been to this part of Norfolk until last year. There miles of beach in either direction from here taking in many little old villages and hamlets along the way. I remember it was a very bright, but gusty, windy day as you can probably see from the grasses.

Sunrise

A couple of photos of this mornings glorious sunrise on my morning dog walk, sometimes its worth getting up and out early..

Pitstone Windmill NT

This is a picture I took on the way to Coombe Hill, see my previous post. Its Pitstone Windmill but its actually closer to Ivinghoe, I am not sure if its in Hertfordshire or Buckinghamshire but I think its Buckinghamshire, the border is very near anyway. Its about 20 miles from me, halfway between where I was born and raised in Rickmansworth, to where…

Coombe Hill. NT

I’m not getting out much at the moment, along with the rest of the country !! However I found these pictures from a recent visit to Coombe Hill, National Trust ancient woodland. A few autumnal leaves still remained. It is in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire. Its situated on top of a hill overlooking the Prime Ministers country residence, Chequers. Just as well I…