Today’s Pictures: 3 June 20

Stony track with foxgloves. Trying to brighten the day for those people isolated indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. The much-needed rain has arrived today. We’ve had a short walk in the dripping trees, but I took no photographs, as I felt it better to present you with sunny views. So, today’s pictures come from my …

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Today’s Pictures: 30 May 20

An old stile on a track in the forest. The idea here is to brighten the day for those people isolated indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. And, as a contrast, a shot from our day trip around Lake Maggiore, Northern Italy, just as the sun was setting. This was taken September 2018, when we took …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Last Day. A Final Walk Along the Coast Path.

From the coast path looking along the Gower coast. Here’s the final post about our visit to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales. You’ll find day 1 here, day 2 here, day 3 here, day 4 here, day 5 here, and day 6 here. The weather forecast promised an improving day, starting with …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Day 6. Crossing the Fields to the Coast.

The beautiful Gower coast. Here’s the post about day 6 of our visit to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll find day 1 here, day 2 here, day 3 here, day 4 here, and day 5 here. The weather forecast was for heavy rain likely to cause local flooding on the roads around us. …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Day 5. A Stroll Along the Beach.

The Worms Head from the beach. Here’s the promised post about day 5 of our visit to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll find day 1 here, day 2 here, day 3 here, and day 4 here. On our fifth day in Wales, we woke to what looked like a day of variable weather. …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Day 4. A Clifftop Walk to Mewslade Bay.

Walking toward Mewslade Bay. Day 4 of our visit to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Day 1 is here, day 2, here, and day 3, here. Our walk along the Rhossili Beacon had been pretty challenging, so we thought we’d stick to more level ground for the day following our wedding anniversary. The Ordnance …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Day 3. The Challenge Of Rhossili Beacon.

The approach to the hill. On our third day at Rhossili (click here for day 1, here for day 2) we celebrated our wedding anniversary (31 years), so, naturally, we decided to climb Rhossili Beacon, where a force 8 gale was blowing! I took only 273 pictures this time, so selection was a little easier. …

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A Week on the #Gower Peninsula. Day 2. A Walk to the Worm’s Head.

Worm's Head from the approach path. On our second day at Rhossili (click here for the post for day 1) we decided to tackle the Worm’s Head. A small rainbow, our waking view of the bay. We woke to a rainbow over the bay: good sign, or bad? Well by the end of the day …

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A Week on the Gower Peninsula. Day 1.

Rhossili Bay under rain clouds. Being a couple of old romantics, Valerie and I like to celebrate our wedding anniversary as part of a holiday. This year, we decided to celebrate 31 years of happy marriage on the Gower Peninsula, Wales, UK, as it’s not too far and we hadn’t been before. Location map here. …

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A Visit to Ashby de la Zouch Castle.

The Castle and grounds. The castle at Ashby de la Zouch is maintained and curated by English Heritage. You’ll find a location map if you click here. The town is about 8 miles (14km) from the M1 in England, where the A42 meets the A511. Part of the ruins. We’d been on a visit to …

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