Tibbetts in the July heat

July 22, 2018

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Scorched paths, brown grasses, burnt feet, no water, no ice and a complete contrast to our last visit to Tibbetts, when everything froze and we got stuck on the island in the snow. (Here -> https://esterspears.com/2018/03/07/lundy-spring-part-two-snow/ ) “I couldn’t think of anywhere else in the world I’d rather be in this weather” Martin Thorne. First […]

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Exmoor Safari on heat

July 4, 2018

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A chance encounter and any excuse not to work during this hot spell, was the perfect combination for an afternoon off: and ‘drive over the moor’. Just when you think you know everything about Exmoor, it’s like yea sure, the more you know – the more you dont know. Our guide Daphne, born and bred […]

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for sale

June 27, 2018

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Canon EOS 5D MarkIII Mk 3 body boxed, excellent ++ condition, low shutter count – 18828 actuations Please note lens not included. This camera is in excellent ++ (almost Mint) condition having very little use and is in perfect working order with little signs of use. Used as a back up and no longer required. […]

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 […]

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Chelsea pumping 2018

May 25, 2018

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“Out in the fashion show, down in the bargain bin You put your passion out under the pressure pin.” Elvis Costello Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – view from an Oik. And,* the garden what won it had, among other things, stinging nettles, brambles & narrow leaf; all of which are still classified as weeds on […]

Sunrise at Tibbetts

April 15, 2018

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Always nice to receive presents, some are ‘nice’ and others are ‘just what I wanted’. However this one (a christmas present fro my kids) was probably in the ‘if a well known beer brewer did presents’ category: A midweek Easter trip to Tibbetts. Wahooo, the third trip of the year so far… It was a […]

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