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Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2020

October 24, 2019

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Now available, the Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2020 Twelve stunning new photos taken during 2019 of the North Devon coast, Exmoor and Lundy island by local photographer Ester Spears. “It was a difficult start to the year when I accidentally fell off Morte point whilst on a photography mission. The physical and mental scars took a […]

Away from the maddening crowds and into the Lundy heather

August 25, 2019

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to breathe ………   Summer in North Devon is such a bitter sweet experience. In my little village the population swells from about a thousand to 30 thousand, and this brings a strain on the resources and inevitably causes stress to visitors and locals alike. People who live in Cities can cope with traffic chaos, […]

The last autumn swell

December 2, 2018

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A weekend of pumping surf in North Devon was a nice way to say goodbye to the autumn of 2018. So stoked to get this one (below) published in Carve Magazine as a double page spread, the point at Main beach firing. (Issue 192 btw).   XT-3 w/ 16-55mm & 100-400mm Just got back from […]

2019 Estpix (Uphill Gardening, bespoke Exmoor furniture & decking) Calendar.

November 7, 2018

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New calendar now available, by post or pick up. Tenner. Or two pints of Lowenbrau if you are local…… Cheers! Now for sale £9.99. The Estpix Calendar has come along way since Andy Irons appeared on the cover of the first one published back in 2000. Since then it has gone through many changes, culminating […]

Chasing shadows up on the roof

August 27, 2018

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It’s ‘heather’ time on Exmoor, mid to late August, and the stags are in full, soft velvet before it imminently sheds, to reveal their battle amour and the abruptly hard new-season antlers in preparation for the autumn rut. Rut, rut, rutting. It can be a fractious and emotional time as the new flood of hormones […]

Joon 18

June 22, 2018

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#joon18. Here we go again. Photos taken in June; in and around where I live: Woolacombe, north Devon…. Updated almost daily. Please join in using hashtag #joon18. Please leave comments below. 1. Grannie’s bonnets in black and white. 2. Bramble 3. Ewe 4. Atlantic shimmer 5. Summer beach 6. Even Dock Leaves have invader beauty. […]

Spring 18 & the last swell of winter

June 20, 2018

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It was a wet winter. The Atlantic conveyor belt delivered storm after storm and rain was the major theme. Westerly winds lift moisture from the ocean and deposit it on the west coast of Europe, it also whips up swell, and for UK surfers it’s ‘The Season’. Time to skip work or raid the kids […]