Ten Day #Travel Challenge: Day 10.

My friend, Joni Caggiano, poet, writer and photographer, nominated me to participate in the “Ten Day Travel Challenge.” The ‘rules’ are that participants post a photograph each day for ten days without disclosing the location, and nominate 10 others to engage with this challenge if they so desire. I’m a rule breaker by nature and also enjoy indulging my curiosity, so I’m bending those ‘rules’. I’ll ‘invite’ a new participant each day, but not inform them personally. I’m interested to see how far the news will travel without deliberate action from me. So, one unidentified picture, one invitee, ten days.
Also, I’ll post the normal ‘Today’s Pictures’, from the Forest of Dean, as part of this series over the next ten days.

Wind damage to a big tree in the forest.
Light snow among the trees.

On this final day of the challenge, I invite my online friend, Maria, whose work can be found here.

24 thoughts on “Ten Day #Travel Challenge: Day 10.

  1. Thanks for my bouquet & proscecco that arrived in the post this morning. James Cook was NOT born in Staithes. Honestly the tourist board would have your guts…I’m informing you for those legal reasons only, board of trade etc 🙂

    He was born in a little village about 10 miles away. Important [not] because Staithes has notoriety as a ‘foreign place.’ I think they were French fishermen originally, tho’ today B&B mafia is most strong. All best xx

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  2. This a particularly gorgeous post Stuart. Love this and am curious where it is. Hope all is well with you two. We can start scheduling to take the virus before too long. I hope you both have it soon. Love to you both. 🤗💕❤️Joni

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    1. Thank you, Joni. For info about the top picture, scroll down to my replies to Lynette and Brightonsauce and you’ll see it all there.
      As for the Covid vaccines, here in UK, as usual our government is full of hype and promises, but utterly incompetent. We should get our injections by the middle of February, but I’m not holding my breath. We’re just keeping away from people and hoping the rising death rate here will educate some of the more idiotic people about the reality of the situation.
      You two keep safe and stay well.

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      1. Thanks Stuart. Your right about Covid I don’t understand people. It is like they think they are immune. A couple that go to our church just got it. We are happy to listen from home. Why can’t people see that you could hurt other people if you have it without symptoms but are going out. We also stay home. I am glad you two are being safe. There are actively vaccinating people 75 or over and front line health care workers. Meanwhile our President just got impeached for a second time. We can only hope it takes this time. Give my best to Valerie. Hugs and love ❤️ Joni

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        1. Unfortunately, Joni, sensible reactions rely on people using their reason and sense, qualities too often missing. There are some pretty stupid conspiracy theories flowing around the web on Covid. But some people are so ill-educated, they’ll believe anything they’re told. A little more respect for science and little less reliance on luck, superstition and myth and we might get somewhere, eh?
          As for the Trump impeachment, we can only hope (with little real expectation) that the Republican Party accepts the man has been a disaster for America.

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          1. I couldn’t agree more. I don’t understand it. I am amazed at people’s behaviors. As for our government I don’t even know what to say. I predicted insurrection prior to COVID in terms of what might happened if Trump lost the election. I hoped I was wrong and I am so sorry that this has happened and it is so hard to believe. I never thought I would live to see such division in the US. I am amazed but hopeful that there will be a big change when Biden takes office. I can’t help but feel for anyone who must put our US back together again. I hope that he is impeached in the Senate but don’t see how that is going to happen. It would be a wonderful gift but I am not holding my breath, not with the Senate on break.
            We catch news on our computers and we love listening to NPR but we don’t watch TV. We have Netflix and that is our entertainment. I actually appreciate my European friends on WordPress that have had such well wishes for the US. You two have an amazing weekend. Please stay safe. Love ❤️ Joni

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            1. At least it now looks as though the process has been started, Joni. We can but hope they’ll see it through to the proper conclusion this time. The last thing America needs is a second term from this appalling man.
              You and Scott keep safe and stay well.

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              1. We will a lot of people we know have COVID we are staying isolated. Thank you for your words my friend. I remain hopeful as well albeit doesn’t seem like the senate is going to come back from break. I am just so grateful that we have a new president coming in very soon. You and Valerie stay safe. Love ❤️ Joni

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  4. I asked a Yorkshireman where to swim.
    ‘Swim?’ he said, ‘dirtiest beach in Yorkshire.’
    I think I got the right place? I visited with the onset of flu a couple of years back. Captain Cook museum? I wrote a piece about it that was ‘approaching sense.’
    Reminds me of Clovelly. Dark underbelly…writers’ retreat?

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    1. Yes, Captain Cook was born here. I’ve never swum from here, but then I was brought up along the coast at Hornsea, and I know how cold the North Sea can be! I imagine it’s a haunt for writers and artists: picturesque, quaint, and full of local characters. I’ve only ever visited on day trips, usually to stop for a scone and cream after a walk along the coast.

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