Snow in the sand dunes

March 18, 2018

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Woolacombe. Sunday March 18th. Photo essay. Not to be reproduced without permission. Best viewed on a large screen. Click on the pic. Fuji XT-2 w/ 16mm JPEGs straight outa the cam with a little exposure compensation. Coming next: More Lundy Advertisements

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Lundy Blizzard

March 8, 2018

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Tibbetts became uninhabitable sadly; frozen pipes but plenty of coal however, there was a bad forecast with no chance of a thaw, Lundy staff Rob and Pete were fearful that the boiler would be next so, reluctantly we were re-located to Bramble Villa East (BVE). A new experience for all of us: Electricity, radiators, wood […]

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Lundy Spring – Part two (Snow)

March 7, 2018

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The Met Office issued yellow snow warning and we wondered what we would do if we saw some yellow snow on Lundy. It tried to snow in the afternoon but nothing settled. Then, the next day, we awoke to a generous dump. The was a snow drift inside the front door and on the inside […]

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Lundy Spring – Part One

March 6, 2018

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The much anticipated trip back to the island was an adventure to say the least. There was snow-much going on due to the ‘beast from the east’ or storm Emma as she was also known; that the episode will be divided into four parts. This, the first one, is typically early spring, the cull is […]

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Snow deer round ‘ere

February 24, 2018

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Between snow flurries and with fading light we spotted this group of mainly stags on a distant hillside. With the wind in our faces and sneaking along a shallow ditch by a Devon bank, we edged up on the herd, they were grazing and we managed to sit and watch them for many minutes.  They […]

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White snow and the Exmoor winter

February 11, 2018

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Winter Exmoor in all its bleak glory. Early February 2018.   Clickety click Fuji XT-2 w/ XF  16-55mm f2.8 & XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 OIS

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Snowfall – the perfect bird accessory

February 7, 2018

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Living here by the coast in North Devon means that we rarely see snow, salty onshore winds see to that. The last time it snowed on the beach was way back in February 2009. (There are some photos in a blog entitled ‘Can you smell carrots’. Here > https://esterspears.com/2016/01/11/can-you-smell-carrots/  ) Just a few miles up the […]

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