Thursday, 2 May 2013

Sadly I have neglected this blog completely over the winter. I even had to remove most of the pics to allow Chris more room on her blog........

Well the weather has changed and we have had our first caravan outing to Dorset over the last five days.

Apparently we have been rubbing shoulders with Mike and sue Goodes and had no idea?????????

We stayed at a wonderful little Caravan club site called 'Haycraft', just down the road from Corfe Castle.

This was taken at sunset, if you look carefully you can see Swanage in the background.

I haven't been to this area since I was a kid. so impressed with it, I will spread this  entry over three days.

Firstly then, and because we have not been back long, and the caravan needs cleaning out, I will just post some pics of the Swanage Railway.
A really quaint little single track line that ran no more than half a mile from the caravan site..................see last pic taken from the back of the caravan.

                                 Corfe Castle

                                Snapping you snapping me?

                                 Corfe Castle in the background

                                  Swanage station

I've many lovely shots of the scenery, and one very interesting set of a cliff mine used for a 'Doctor Who' shoot.......

Will post them tomorrow

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Last few holiday pics

Hi...just thought will post some of the nicest of the scenic pics from the Hols. As usual picked the wrong week to go away. Kids are off now, so its adult only sites or stay at home

                                                      Max needs a haircut again

                                         Salcombe Lifeboat through the brick window.........


                                              Batson Creek Salcombe........nice boat

All the next few pics were taken at a very special little beach near Start Point called Mattiscombe.
Quite a walk down a narrow path. This next pic is apparently a survey ship. I thought it was a trawler initially

Salcombe Lifeboat. Always a soft spot for the crew after being rescued some years ago by its predecessor.
That's another story.

                                           Evening over Beesands. A six mile uphill walk

                                          Starhole Bay, end of the Salcombe estuary.

                                                    Start point in the golden hour

                                    Not every day was good..........Salcombe estuary out to sea

                                                    Bit of a play with white balance

                                                         A few shots of the wildlife

                                  A Slow worm shedding its skin on the pavement outside a pub.............

All my shots are as they came from the camera apart from cropping some of them. I am, I suppose an old fashioned photographer. I love the digital format, but prefer to use the skills learnt many years ago with my old OM-2n

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Salcombe Sailing and action pics

Just a few shots from a day in Salcombe at the beginning of the holiday.
Will start with the sailing dinghies and end with some action shots taken from our favourite cliff walk.

Just a small selection of loads I took that day........are you bored yet?
Have a look at these, taken from some distance away

This is something I miss the most as we spent many years messing about in boats at Salcombe.
Will add some more pics tomorrow

Friday, 20 July 2012

Post floods holiday in south Devon

Chris has probably told you that we have just returned from 11 days on Start Bay caravan club site near Torcross in the south Hams. Well here is the first chapter of the many photos we took.

The first bunch of pics is from Start Bay itself. Specifically the walk to the Lighthouse

                                             Bloody hell its a long walk back to the car park

                             This is South Hallsands.....or rather what is left after it fell into the sea

Tomorrow will add loads of pics of boats in Salcombe Harbour..........much more interesting