Colourful Colonnade

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

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.

Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

Fountains Abbey National Trust Property, Yorkshire..

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.

Amazing Grace

This is the tomb of John Newton in a quiet corner of the churchyard here in my home town of Olney in Buckinghamshire. In his early life he had been involved in the slave trade. He later saw evil in his ways and became a staunch abolitionist and took to the church, eventually finding his way to here in Olney, where he became a…

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.

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.

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.

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…