From Prayway to Limecombe

September 2, 2020

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Everyday has been like a bank holiday, and with the mother of all bank holidays; a sunny end of August one, bearing down on us, it was time to leave the village against the incoming hordes and get up on the roof again. Ashcombe up to Prayway head and back down Lime combe to Simonsbath […]

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More Moor Meanderings

August 27, 2020

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It’s the end of summer and here’s the the way August has played out so far with warm downpours and gusty blows. In-between times there’s been big skies and solitary walks up on the moor. A reminder to all locals that you can escape the traffic jams, the Georgeham double decker bus queue, the Mortehoe […]

From beach to moor and back again

August 9, 2020

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So busy at the beach. You have to walk for miles to get away from the utterly maddening crowd or escape the moor for some peace and space. Photo essay.                                                   […]

Joon Projeckt 2020 #joonprojeckt2020

May 23, 2020

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One photo everyday in Joon 2020. No rules, just photos. Post your images with the #joonprojeckt2020. Join in. It’s for everyone with a camera or phone or even a vivid imagination. Scroll down for todays pic ↓ (The history of June Projeckt.) It started five years ago as an exercise in photography during the month […]

Giant Deadly Flamingo Sunsets

May 19, 2020

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Untitled (Giant Deadly Flaming Flamingos)   As lockdown slowly eases, And our splendid isolation is breached. By hordes of infected second-home owners, And their flamingo rings at the beach:  We anxiously await the second-wave of contagion. Not by some valkyrie or eeauch.  But by some  Condescending men with Audis and shorts, coloured peach .   With […]

And I feel fine

May 4, 2020

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While all this Covid ineptitude is going down by our government, life goes on in this beautiful village that I am lucky live in on the North Devon coast. There’s no visitors, which makes for a mahooosive difference. It’s great for us to enjoy our home, but for many of my friends who run seasonal […]

The end of the world as we know it

April 19, 2020

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Photo essay. Lockdown pictures from a deserted Woolacombe. Time to reflect, space to breathe, reconnecting with nature and getting the garden sorted…..                             Fujifilm!  

Coos on the doorstep, seals in the combe and deer in the quarry.

April 2, 2020

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The March trip to Lundy was an ideal time for testing my new bit of Fujifilm kit; the 200 mm f2. It comes with a matched 1.4x extender and is meant to be ‘stepping- razor’ sharp and all the lab charts agree, but is it ‘dangerous’ in a real world situation. Like in a sodden, […]

Posted in: Lundy

The Wind

April 1, 2020

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The March 2020 trip to Lundy was very windy, ffffht, but when is it not? Even on a still day at the beaches of north Devon, it is windy on Lundy. So when it’s windy on Lundy, it’s really windy – it’s like being in a viking battle, or worse. The wind claws at you […]

Posted in: Lundy, Poetry

Tricked up Tibbetts

April 1, 2020

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  We managed to squeeze in a a trip to Lundy before the lockdown. In what now seems a lifetime ago (writing this just 3 weeks later), in the second week of March we took the helicopter from Hartland International Heliport for a five day stay on the island. Tibbetts has had a major overhaul […]

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